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A broad ridge of high pressure, extending northeastwards across England and Wales, will move slowly southwards. Low pressure will become centred Norwegian Sea by the end of 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but rough or very rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, veering northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later in the Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th 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 Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming westerly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th 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 Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first in west.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th 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 Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th 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 Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th 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 Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but rough for a time in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly, backing southwesterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

      West 6, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough for a time in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering northeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering northeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th 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 Tue 29th Jul – 04:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first in northeast and 7 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight close to lee of east shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

    • Wind

      West to northwest 3 to 4, veering northwest to north by midnight, backing northwest to west during the afternoon, locally 2.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West to northwest 2 to 3, backing west to southwest Thursday afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th Jul

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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17:00 UTC Tue 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 30th Jul

  • Wind

    North or northwest 3 or 4, backing west 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

17:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 29th Jul