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An Atlantic low centred to the northwest of Ireland will move slowly east-northeastwards, passing over northwestern Scotland during Friday. This will maintain the current spell of unsettled and often windy weather.

* 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches for a time in east.
    • Visibility

      Good to poor, but occasionally very poor in east.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering southwest for a time, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6 veering southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly veering southwesterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly veering southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing 7 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming rough west of Lizard Point, then very rough later near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Very rough at first near the Isles of Scilly, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5 veering southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7 decreasing 4 or 5, then veering west later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later except in Liverpool Bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Liverpool Bay, otherwise moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first except in Liverpool Bay, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Liverpool Bay, otherwise rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5 increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7 decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time, then occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first near Tiree, otherwise slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, then veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight or moderate in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time, then occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast becoming cyclonic, then west or southwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  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

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time, then occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast becoming cyclonic, then west or southwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except near Sutherland.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southeast gale 8.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly 4, increasing 5 in the north, easterly or southeasterly 5 increasing 6 or 7 in the south.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the north, moderate in the south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, then rain in the south later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor in rain.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the north at first, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair in the north at first, otherwise periods of rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor in rain.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, locally 5 in the north around midday, veering westerly for a time early evening, increasing 4 or 5 towards midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, perhaps rather rough mid-channel on Friday.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers from late afternoon, clearing before midnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate or poor in showers.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 on Saturday.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, perhaps rather rough mid-channel, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, mainly Friday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug