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A deep area of low pressure to the west of the British Isles will gradually move northwards towards Iceland as a filling feature during the next two days. A new area of low pressure will move northwards across western areas on Wednesday.

* 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 Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly backing southeasterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, then veering southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in south, backing southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in east, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southeasterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly, becoming variable, then southwesterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming mainly slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, veering southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing southerly, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in west, becoming slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in west, veering westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in west, becoming slight at times in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing southerly, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west, veering westerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in west, becoming slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, veering west 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming mainly slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing southeast later, 5 to 7, occasionally 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 or 7, veering west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing southeast later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing southeast later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in northwest, and later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 at first, veering west or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in southeast, becoming slight at times later.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing southeasterly later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 at first, veering westerly or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, backing southeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly, becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south, then veering southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest, 7 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in south, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest, 7 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight in east.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil in operation at time of issue.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers. Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 5, locally 6 mid-channel at first, locally variable 1 to 3 jersey southwards in the evening, becoming generally southerly 3 to 4 by midnight, occasionally 5 in the west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, locally rather rough mid-chanel, decreasing slight this evening.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain from later this evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in rain.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 to 4, occasionally 5 mainly in the north and west of the area in the afternoon and evening, veering southwest to west by dawn and west to northwest in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate for a time in the northwest, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, clearing Thursday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in east, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southeasterly later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, becoming slight later.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

  • Wind

    Southeasterly, becoming variable, then southwesterly later, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
  • Weather

    Rain for a time.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug