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An active cold front will clear southeastwards this afternoon with, a ridge of high pressure to follow. Squally winds initially will moderate in most places , with lighter winds and mainly dry weather over the bulk of the country in the coming few 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 Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 around showers.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd 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 Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 around showers and in Firth of Forth.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Squally showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time in north, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Squally showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasionalrain then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain this afternoon, then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain this afternoon, then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4, backing southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd 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 Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far west, but becoming slight in lyme bay.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 or 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      West backing south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd 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 Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      West backing south 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough in far north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, backing southerly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd 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 Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      West backing south 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 around showers.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in sheltered central areas.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, backing south 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd 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 Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 around showers.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, backing south 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north and later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in northeast.
    • Weather

      Rain in east at first otherwise showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in east.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 to 4 in the south and 5 to 6 in the north, veering westerly 4 to 5 late afternoon, perhaps 6 at times, then northwest by mid evening, decreasing 3 to 4 by morning, backing northwest to west 2 to 3 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, becoming smooth or slight Tuesday morning.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain and drizzle, clearing early evening to fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor, becoming good this evening.

    11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 2 to 3, occasionally 4, becoming variable 1 to 3 overnight, then southeast by morning, increasing 2 to 4 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd May

Isle of Man

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 10:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

  • Wind

    West 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Mainly moderate, becoming rough for a time.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

11:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Wed 4th May

  • Wind

    West or southwest 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Mainly moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 2nd May