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High pressure north of the Azores and low pressure near Iceland will maintain a westerly or northwesterly airflow across the British Isles for the next 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing west or southwest later, 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 near Cape Wrath, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far north, but becoming variable 3 or 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, otherwise mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwest, 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northwest, then backing southwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwesterly 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Mainly north or northwest, backing west at times, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly north or northwest 3, becoming southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in west.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight until later in east, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, mainly in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in southwest.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northwest at first, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest for a time, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle for a time, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel, becoming variable 3 at times in southeast.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing west or southwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough for a time in far south and in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate between Barra and Canna, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4 at first in east, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil in operation at time of issue.

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4 at first in east, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Northerly 2 to 4, backing northwest to west by afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in the south of the area in the morning.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 2 to 3, locally 4, backing west to southwest in the afternoon increasing 3 to 4, occasionally 5 in the north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain from late evening.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 3 or 4 at first in east, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil in operation at time of issue.

23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 3 or 4 at first in east, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in west.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th May

  • Wind

    Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in east.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th May