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High pressure centred to the north of Scotland extends a ridge southwards across all parts this afternoon. The ridge will then decline northwards during Wednesday, allowing a frontal system to move westwards across central parts of the United Kingdom.

* 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 Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th 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 Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later in south.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches developing later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming very poor at times later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate at times later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly 4 or 5, backing westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches developing later near Gibraltar Point.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later near Gibraltar Point.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in Strait of Dover, backing northerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in Strait of Dover.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later near North Foreland.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later near North Foreland.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in Strait of Dover, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough at times later near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, backing northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first near Isles of Scilly, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th 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 Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th 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 Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in Solway Firth.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in Solway Firth.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, becoming slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th 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 Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming northeast 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in the far north and in the far south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in the far north and in the far south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th 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 Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 24th May

    • Wind

      North veering northeast 4 or 5, but 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, but 4 at first in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but rough later in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      East to northeast 4 to 5, occasionally 6, increasing 5 to 6 for a time overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north and west overnight.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      East to northeast 4 to 5, locally 6 at first, decreasing 3 to 4 overnight, further decreasing 2 to 4 Thursday morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, perhaps locally rather rough at first, decreasing slight with low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers by Thursday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 25th May

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in Solway Firth.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

  • Wind

    Northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in Solway Firth.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally smooth.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain for a time.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May