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The ridge of high pressure currently over the United Kingdom will decay tonight. The slow moving low pressure system to the northwest of Scotland will push weather fronts across the northwest of the country over 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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    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in inner Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth later in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in northeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southeasterly at times, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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

    • Wind

      North, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 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 Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      North, becoming variable, then becoming northwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate west of the Lizard peninsula, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 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 Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in inner Bristol Channel, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 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 Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 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 Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate for a time in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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

    • Wind

      North 1 to 3 veering easterly overnight, becoming variable, then north to northwest by midday, increasing 3 to 4 for a time in the afternoon and evening, locally 5 near the Normandy coast.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fine.
    • Visibility

      Very good.

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

    • Wind

      North to northwest 2 or 3, backing southerly in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in far west.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

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

  • Wind

    Southwest 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Smooth in inner Bristol Channel, otherwise slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers later.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul