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A slow moving warm front currently lies across southeastern areas bringing occasional rain and thundery showers, although the front will move away southeastwards later on Monday. A developing area of low pressure will move northwards across the eastern North Sea later on Monday.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4 at first in south, otherwise northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first, increasing 7 at times later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming north 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain or showers in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in south.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 at first in south, backing northerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally thundery showers with fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

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

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6 backing northwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time at first, backing northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally thundery showers with fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

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

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly becoming variable mainly westerly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in east, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north or northwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west, then backing northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, slight or moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in far west, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Cornwall, then backing northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in west, slight in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in west, slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  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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    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later in Liverpool Bay and near the Mull of Galloway.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 at first in east, increasing 6 at times later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Liverpool Bay and near the Mull of Galloway, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming north or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming north or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  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 Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northwest 3 or less becoming north or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in North Channel, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming north or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  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 Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in west, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      In southeast, southwesterly 4 or 5 becoming cyclonic 3 or 4, but in northwest, cyclonic 3 or 4 becoming northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly veering northeasterly, 5 to 7, but cyclonic 3 or 4 at first in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5, backing north or northwest before dawn, increasing 4 or 5 in the morning, perhaps occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in the morning, occasionally rather rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers and fog patches, clearing during the morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming good by afternoon.

    23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 during the morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rather rough, decreasing slight in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

  • Wind

    Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west, then backing northwesterly later.
  • Sea State

    Slight in east, slight or moderate in west.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers, becoming fair later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor at first.

23:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate in far west, otherwise slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug