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Low pressure near Iceland and high pressure near the Azores will allow a slack southwesterly airflow to persist across the British Isles over the next few days. Various weather fronts will move northeastwards across the country at times, bringing changeable conditions.

* 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 Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, then becoming westerly 4 or 5 later in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Rain with fog patches, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 in north, increasing 6 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing southeast for a time, 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then becoming southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, rain or showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time, then veering westerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, drizzle for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain and drizzle with fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

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

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west, but becoming smooth at times in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times with fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

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

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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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    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or drizzle at times with fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

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

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southwest 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, then becoming west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less for a time, then veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

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

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time, then showers, fog patches at first in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in south.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate near Islay and Tiree.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight at first in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first with fog patches, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate west of the Outer Hebrides.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first with fog patches, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming cyclonic 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 2 to 4, locally variable 1 to 3 near the Brittany coast at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mist and fog patches with perhaps a little light drizzle, clearing by morning but returning again from late afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to very poor in mist and fog.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches with occasional light rain or drizzle, clearing in the morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor in mist and fog, becoming good in the morning.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or drizzle at times with fog patches, becoming fair later.
  • Visibility

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

23:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul