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A westerly airflow covers the United Kingdom with weak fronts affecting some northern and western areas. This flow will decrease in strength by Thursday. A shallow area of low pressure will then develop across northern and western areas on Friday.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering northeast 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth for a time in the Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Fife, backing south or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in north.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time near Fife.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, backing southerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, backing south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th 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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    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers later in west.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, backing south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th 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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    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, backing south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in far west.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th 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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    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far south.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th 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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    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West 6, decreasing 4 or 5, then veering northeast 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast, becoming cyclonic later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West 6, decreasing 4 or 5, then veering northeast 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast, becoming cyclonic later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5, then decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Rain and drizzle then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, veering northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west, occasionally slight later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      North to northwest 2 to 4, locally west mid-channel, backing west to southwest by midday, locally northwest near the Brittany coast.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fine, becoming cloudier overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West to southwest 2 to 4, locally northwest near the Brittany coast on Thursday, becoming mainly southwest 2 to 3 Friday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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11:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

  • Wind

    Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

  • Wind

    Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Showers later.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul