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Low pressure to the north of Scotland will maintain a westerly flow of air and changeable weather across the British Isles for the next few days.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooh or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, becoming variable at times, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, becoming variable for a time later in north, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooh or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, rain at times and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches developing later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering north or northwest for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches developing later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing south or southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south or southeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest becoming variable, 3 or 4, then becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, becoming variable later, 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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 Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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 Tue 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 2 to 3, increasing 3 to 4 this afternoon, backing west to southwest this evening, increasing 4 overnight, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate by Wednesday morning.
    • Weather

      Patchy light drizzle overnight, especially in the north.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor in drizzle.

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle with mist or fog patches at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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05:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

  • Wind

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

    Smooh or slight.
  • Weather

    Rain or drizzle later.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

  • Wind

    West or southwest 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate later.
  • Weather

    Rain or drizzle at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul