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High pressure near the Azores and areas of low pressure moving eastwards from Iceland to Norway will maintain a changeable westerly pattern across the United Kingdom for the next couple of days.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 near Orkney, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      South veering west 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 3 in south, then southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in northeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then veering westerly or southwesterly.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest, becoming variable, then southeast later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, veering southwest, then northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest, then northeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, veering south, then southwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northwesterly, then northeasterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering southwesterly later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northerly or northeasterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeasterly, veering southwesterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering north, then becoming variable later, 3 or 4,occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd 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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    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      West veering north, then becoming variable later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near the Isles of Scilly, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north, backing southwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first near the Isles of Scilly, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd 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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    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      West veering north, then becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd 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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    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering north, then becoming variable later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Drizzle and fog patches then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 veering north or northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 2 or 3, then backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Drizzle with fog patches, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest later, 2 or 3, increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  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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    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southerly later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      South veering west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough until later in far north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      South veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough at times.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd 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

    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in far north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      South veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 to 7, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first in west, becoming moderate in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly gale force 8

    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 22nd May

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8 veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough in west, moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough in west, moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      West to southwest 2 to 4, veering northwest during the evening, further veering northerly by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Misty with fog patches, clearing Saturday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, becoming good Saturday morning.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Northerly 2 to 4, becoming variable 1 to 3 overnight, then westerly Sunday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy, perhaps some rain late Sunday morning.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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11:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

  • Wind

    Southwest veering northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 3 or less later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Occasional drizzle, then fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming good.

11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th May

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest later.
  • Sea State

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

    Fair then rain with fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May