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A slow moving area of low pressure to the northwest of Scotland will gradually drift eastwards and fill during the next 24 hours. A warm front will edge northwards across southeastern areas, bringing occasional rain and thundery showers.

* 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 Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 3 or 4, but 5, occasionally 6 at times in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest veering north 3 or 4, decreasing 2 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, 3 or 4, occasionally northeasterly 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 2 at first in north, otherwise northeasterly backing northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in north, otherwise northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, thundery in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in south.

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly, backing northwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  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 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

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

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  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 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 5 or 6 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable, mainly northwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, veering north, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north, veering westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, but slight or moderate between barra and canna.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later in south and in shelter east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 to 5, decreasing 2 to 4 in the morning, becoming locally variable 1 to 3 by afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers risk of thunder Sunday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in showers.

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

    • Wind

      Variable or easterly 2 to 4, becoming north to northwest 4 to 5 by Monday morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with swell, becoming moderate Monday morning.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers with a risk of thunder fog patches likely overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug