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High pressure near southern England will move northeastwards into northern Europe, where it will become slow moving, bringing quiet conditions to the southeastern half of the United Kingdom for the next few days. However, low pressure moving northeastwards to the southeast of Iceland will maintain more unsettled and windier conditions in the northwest.

* 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 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  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 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South backing southeast later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly backing southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing easterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southerly backing southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, backing easterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, backing east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  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 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly south backing east later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough later in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, backing northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  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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    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  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 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, becoming variable, mainly northeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6 decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, backing east or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate early and later in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough until later in north, becoming smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight, except in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  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 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough and high later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in northwest, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in far south and later far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far south and in far north, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in east, otherwise rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southerly gale force 8 in operation at time of issue.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, perhaps occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in the east, otherwise rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, occasional rain in the west.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain moving east.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, occasionally moderate in rain.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      East to southeast 1 to 3, occasionally 4, becoming east to northeast 3 to 4 late afternoon, backing east to southeast overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      East to southeast 3 to 4, backing northeast in the afternoon, increasing 4 to 5, veering east to southeast 3 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Locally haze.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th May