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High pressure to the northwest of Scotland will dominate much of the area over the next couple of days, however, an area of low pressure over the near Continent will allow a brisk northeasterly flow to develop into Monday.

* 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 Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Fog banks, showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Fog patches, rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, but 4 at first in west, occasionally 7 later in far east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time, fog patches in east, rain later in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Fog patches in east, rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in east.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming north, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast, becoming variable at times, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast, becoming variable at times, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 or 6 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north and south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north or northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

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

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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming north 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in east.
    • Weather

      Fog patches clearing.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 3 to 4, veering north to northeast after midnight, perhaps locally 5 by dawn, backing northwest in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Risk of thundery showers near the french coast overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 overnight, perhaps locally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, increasing moderate overnight.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain, perhaps thundery, slowly spreading from the east during Tuesday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, becoming moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May

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

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17:00 UTC Sun 29th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th May

  • Wind

    Northerly 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

17:00 UTC Mon 30th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st May

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th May