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A frontal wave will bring rain and showers for many northern areas today, whilst sea fog is expected to develop with patchy drizzle for coastlines further south. As a fresher northerly airflow becomes established during Thursday, many areas will see fair weather developing with just some showers at times in the north.

* 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 Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north and east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming west 5 or 6, then veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then becoming northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest 3 or 4, then increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, then increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, occasionally 6 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering north or northwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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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    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

      North, veering northeast later, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time in lyme bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering north, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, veering northerly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle and fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west or northwest, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in the North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 at first in south, otherwise variable 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 at first in south, otherwise variable 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times east of Shetland, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: No gale warnings in force at time of issue.

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough but slight to east of shetland
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5 veering northwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 in west later
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming rough in west later
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 2 to 3, occasionally 4, locally variable or northeast guernsey southwards, becoming generally northwest 2 to 4 by evening, veering north 4 to 5 overnight, locally 6 by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, increasing slight to moderate overnight.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog banks and a little drizzle at times, all clearing jersey northwards after dawn.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, occasionally good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Jun – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Jun

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 to 5, locally 6 at first, decreasing 2 to 4 in the afternoon, backing northeast after midnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate with a low swell, decreasing slight in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches and a little drizzle in the south of the area, clearing by mid morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to very poor in the south of the area until mid morning.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).