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High pressure will remain slow moving near Ireland, bringing fine weather and mainly light winds to most parts of the British Isles. The only exception will be the coasts of northwestern Scotland where there will be occasional strong winds and rain at times.

* 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 23rd Jun – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in northwest, but variable 3 or 4 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in the Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5 until later in northwest, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate in northwest, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 5 for a time later near Firth of Forth.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times with sea breezes for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first, sea breezes developing for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later, sea breezes developing for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming mainly smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, sea breezes for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in far east, otherwise smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less with sea breezes for a time, becoming easterly 4 later in far east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less with sea breezes for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less with sea breezes for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less with sea breezes for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight in far west, otherwise smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight in far west, otherwise smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in southwest, otherwise smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Jun – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later in the North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in far north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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

    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 Jun – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later in the North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 untuil later near Tiree.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at times in far north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Jun – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight east of Shetland, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first, fog banks at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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

    Strong wind warning

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil at time of issue.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight in sheltered eastern waters.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, but slight in sheltered eastern waters.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, locally north to northeast 3 to 4 Jersey southeastwards from mid afternoon on Sunday.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist patches near the French coast Sunday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally moderate in any mist.

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

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 2 to 3, perhaps occasionally 4 Jersey southwards.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 5 for a time later near Firth of Forth.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

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

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times with sea breezes for a time.
  • Sea State

    Smooth, occasionally slight.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jun by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).