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High pressure will drift away eastwards over the North Sea, leaving a warm southerly flow over the United Kingdom. Some coasts will be affected by sea fog, and thundery showers will gradually spread from the southwest over the weekend.

* 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

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      In west variable 3 or 4, in east southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      In north slight or moderate, in south smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 in west, but southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6 in east, then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Fog patches and thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but very poor at times later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      South or southeast, becoming cyclonic, then southwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but very poor at times later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      South or southeast, veering southwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering southwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly, veering southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but very poor at times later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, veering southeasterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      East, veering southwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  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

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, veering north or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  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

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming cyclonic, then southwesterly, 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  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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    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate mainly in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, veering south or southwest 5 or 6, then veering west or northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  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

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, veering south or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, but becoming variable 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then becoming westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  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

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel, but becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then becoming westerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in southeast.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later in far northwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in far northwest.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Southeast, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, then becoming north or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in far south, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in north.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in west.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first mainly in central areas.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  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

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in west.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, then occasionally 6 later in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in southeast.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 17:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in southeast.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times later in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in southeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      East 4, occasionally 5, perhaps 6 in the north of the area, veering south 4 to 5 by midnight and west 3 to 4 by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in the north.
    • Weather

      Fine, risk of thundery showers developing after midnight with fog patches moving in from the west.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor after midnight, locally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 05:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      West 3 to 4, locally variable 1 to 3 late morning, becoming northerly 1 to 3 during the afternoon and northeast overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fog patches spreading in from the west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 26th May