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Low pressure near eastern Scotland will move away slowly northeastwards towards Scandinavia during the next couple of days, with a ridge of high pressure following.

* 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 Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in northwest and in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  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 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, veering northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5, then backing west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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 Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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 Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  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 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  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 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  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 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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 Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    23:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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 Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, backing northerly, then northwesterly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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 Thu 21st Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, backing north 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      North backing northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 4 to 5, soon increasing 5 to 6, veering west to northwest in the morning and decreasing mainly 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, perhaps locally rather rough for a time overnight.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, dying out early afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Very good, locally moderate in showers.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate, decreasing slight overnight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers in the morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

  • Wind

    West veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

23:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

  • Wind

    Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 2 or 3 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers, fair later.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug