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A waving front will bring rain to central areas, with bright spells and showers to the north. South of this, mild and damp, with sea fog at times around many coasts. Over the next couple of days the brighter weather will spread south, improving conditions in most parts by Thursday.

* 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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    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4, becoming northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4, becoming southwest 5 or 6, then veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, but moderate or poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4, becoming southwest 5 or 6, then veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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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    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      West or southwest veering north, 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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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    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      West veering north, 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in Bristol Channel, veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, veering north 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional drizzle, then mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches for a time, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches for a time, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly southerly, becoming northwesterly later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th 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: Gale warning in force at time of issue.

    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 04:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, decreasing 3 or 4 in south
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough but high in north at first, become moderate in south and east
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, but 5 at first in north
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight east of shetland
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 2 to 4, locally variable or north 1 to 3 guernsey southwards, becoming generally west to northwest 2 to 4 late afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog banks a little drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, occasionally good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

    • Wind

      West to northwest 2 to 4, veering northerly 4 to 5 overnight, perhaps locally 6, decreasing 3 to 4 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight increasing slight to moderate overnight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches and a little drizzle, clearing by mid morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, becoming good by mid morning.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The Minch

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Tue 19th Jun – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Jun

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain then squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

17:00 UTC Wed 20th Jun – 16:59 UTC Thu 21st Jun

  • Wind

    Northwest 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate, occasionally good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).