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A deep and slow-moving area of low pressure centred to the west of Ireland will bring unsettled and windy conditions to much of the British Isles, particularly to the north and west.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney * warning

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering south 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 veering south or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5 veering southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 except in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time, then decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, then occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly * warning

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west, but very rough later west of Land's End.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in west, otherwise moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel * warning

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later except in eastern Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first near Pembrokeshire, backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in west, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel * warning

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, increasing gale 8 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway * warning

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 except in far southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, increasing gale 8 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 or 7 decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel * warning

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, increasing gale 8 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 or 7 decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, increasing gale 8 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough, then very rough later near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8 veering southwest 5 to 7, then backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time in north, occasionally gale 8 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, but 5 at first in north and decreasing 4 or 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in south, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides * warning

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time in north, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, but 5 at first in north and decreasing 4 or 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

    For coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 backing east 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain clearing away later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7 veering southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasional moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 1 to 3 around midday and becoming variable in the afternoon, becoming west 3 or 4 in the evening, increasing 4 or 5 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the south to moderate in the north, increasing moderate in the south to rather rough in the north overnight.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle, clearing to fair later this evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor at times.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, locally 6 mid-channel in the morning, decreasing 3 or 4 in the afternoon and becoming northwesterly 2 or 3 south of Jersey, then becoming generally southwesterly 2 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, becoming slight or moderate overnight, with swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of a little light rain Tuesday evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor in any rain.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

  • Wind

    Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers for a time later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor later.

05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 except in far north.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug