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The British Isles currently lies under a westerly airflow, although during the next 48 hours a couple of areas of low pressure will move across the country from the west. Various fronts will bring rain or thundery showers at times, more so to northern and western areas.

* 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in north.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 for a time in far east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in east, then backing southeasterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in Strait of Dover.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then backing southerly later, increasing 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight in Lyme Bay, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4 becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  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

    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3, then becoming north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3, then becoming northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming north or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southwest 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times, then becoming northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southwest 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southwest, then becoming north later, 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West becoming variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight south of Skye, slight or moderate north of Skye.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight south of Skye, slight or moderate north of Skye.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West becoming variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight between Barra and Canna, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight between Barra and Canna, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 veering north or northwest 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 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 in operation at time of issue.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 to 4, becoming variable 1 to 3 for a time around dawn, then mainly west or southwest 3 or 4 by midday, but remaining northwest 3 near the Brittany coast.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly or southwesterly 2 to 4 mid morning, locally variable 1 to 3 in the south by midday.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Risk of rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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23:00 UTC Wed 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

  • Wind

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

    Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then backing southerly later, increasing 5 later in west.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair then showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor later.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 30th Jul