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Low pressure over the northeastern Atlantic will bring strong to gale force winds for a time across northern areas, and across northwestern Scotland today in particular. However conditions will be settled and less windy across southern and eastern parts.

* 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 Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, moderate or rough in north, but occasionally very rough near northwest Orkney.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable then northeast, 3 or 4, decreasing 2 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in north, slight throughout in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 offshore, backing east or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly east or northeast 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly east or northeast 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    11:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near headlands.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near headlands.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate near headlands.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near headlands.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, occasionally 5 west of swanage.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Northeast veering east 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but moderate throughout in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, with onshore breezes this afternoon, then east or northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Cornwall.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, with onshore breezes this afternoon, then east or northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair, but fog patches in north overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor in north.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate at first in north, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first in north, fog patches developing in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    11:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic, mainly northerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    11:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first, fog patches developing in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in southeast.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming north or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in east.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming north or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming north or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, then becoming north or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first west of the Outer Hebrides, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, then becoming north or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in west, moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 increasing severe gale force 9 soon (issued 04/2142)

    11:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in the west, veering southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in more sheltered eastern waters.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northwest, backing southerly 3 or 4 in east later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in northwest, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      East to northeast 3 to 4, locally 5 at times, becoming variable near the french coasts Friday morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, locally moderate in the north and west at times.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable or east 2 to 4, veering southeast to south late afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine risk of thundery showers from Friday evening.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

  • Wind

    South 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough in west, moderate or rough in east.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

11:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 7th May

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 increasing severe gale force 9 soon (issued 04/2142)

11:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 5th May

  • Wind

    Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in the west, veering southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in south.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, but moderate in more sheltered eastern waters.
  • Weather

    Patchy rain later.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

23:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 6th May

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northwest, backing southerly 3 or 4 in east later.
  • Sea State

    Very rough at first in northwest, otherwise moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May