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The hot southerly or southeasterly airflow currently affecting much of the United Kingdom will move away eastwards this evening and tonight and will be replaced by a warm southerly or southwesterly airflow. Scattered thunderstorms will continue to move northwards across the country.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in east, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches developing in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, decreasing 2 for a time, becoming east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 2 or 3, then east 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering southwest for a time, 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering southwest for a time, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering southwest for a time, 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast veering northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 2, then east 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, decreasing 2 for a time, then becoming easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers then fair, but fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable or cyclonic 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, becoming easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, becoming east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

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

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest becoming variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, becoming east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

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

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Bristol Channel, but becoming variable 2 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest backing east, 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

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

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

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      South backing east 3 or 4, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then backing east later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable becoming south or southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5 backing southeast 3 or 4, then backing east or northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 at first in north, otherwise southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

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

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

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 except in Firth of Clyde, then becoming easterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later near Islay and Tiree.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then becoming southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in south, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest backing east or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in far south.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then becoming southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly backing easterly or southeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in south.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, veering southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

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

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

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps heavy and thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first in west, veering southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but rough in east.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps heavy and thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable or south 1 to 3 by midnight, becoming west 2 to 4 Thursday afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches with scattered thundery showers developing tonight, clearing from the west during the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, becoming mainly good during Thursday afternoon.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 1 to 3, locally 4 at first, becoming easterly overnight, increasing 3 or 4 in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Some fog patches isolated thundery showers developing by Friday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally very poor in fog.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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17:00 UTC Wed 1st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Jul

  • Wind

    Variable or cyclonic 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, becoming easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
  • Weather

    Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Jul