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Heavy, squally showers and thunderstorms across northern areas will continue to spread northwards during Saturday. A mainly dry southwesterly airflow will gradually follow from the southwest, although there will be some more thundery showers during Sunday.

* 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 Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first near Sutherland, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally thundery showers for a time, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east 4 or 5 for a time at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first, veering south or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Squally thundery showers for a time at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, then veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first in north, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in north.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7 veering south or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Squally thundery showers and fog patches then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      South becoming variable, then southwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers and fog patches then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6 at first in north, otherwise southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 2 or 3, increasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  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 Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough for a time at first near the Isles of Scilly, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  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 Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west, becoming variable 3 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in west, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  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 Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast, veering southwest for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  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 Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7 veering south or southwest 5 or 6, then backing southeast 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally thundery showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      East veering south or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7 veering southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in east.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  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 Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7 veering south 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7 becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Squally thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Islay and Tiree.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7 veering south 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  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 Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7 veering south 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight near Sutherland, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches at first, showers occasionally heavy later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6 veering southeast 3 or 4, then becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight later in southwest and east.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally heavy at first, mist or fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, soon decreasing 2 to 4, becoming mainly variable 1 to 3 this afternoon, locally northerly 2 to 4 in the south and east of the area for a time late afternoon and early evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight by afternoon.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers with a risk of mist or fog patches soon clearing, risk of thundery showers in the southeast by dawn on Sunday.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to very poor at first and perhaps again later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming westerly 2 to 4 by the afternoon, then variable or southerly 1 to 3 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of thundery showers in the southeast at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps moderate or poor in any showers at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

  • Wind

    Easterly 5 or 6 at first in north, otherwise southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate at first.

05:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less becoming southwesterly 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers for a time.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul