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High pressure and warm air will continue to affect the United Kingdom over the next couple of days, although scattered thunderstorms will move across southwestern areas early on Saturday. Sea fog will affect some coastal areas.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, becoming variable 3, then southerly 4 or 5 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate to the west and north of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in north.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near Orkney and Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 1 or 2 becoming south or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 1 or 2 becoming south or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 1 or 2 becoming easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 2 or 3 increasing 4 or 5, then decreasing 3 again later in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 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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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally variable 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fog patches then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate near Pembrokeshire, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, then becoming southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, becoming moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 at first in Solway Firth, then increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, then becoming southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, becoming moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north, becoming variable 2 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fog banks at first in east, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor at first in east, otherwise moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th 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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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 until later in Firth of Clyde, otherwise south or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Fog patches then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in Firth of Clyde, otherwise slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fog patches then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Fog patches then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, becoming variable 3 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, becoming variable 3 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then backing south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 17:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west, north and south, then backing southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in north and west, slight or moderate in south and east.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly at first in north, otherwise southerly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in north and west, slight or moderate in south and east.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, locally 5, increasing 4 or 5 this afternoon, occasionally 6 in the north of the area, perhaps with gusts to 35kt.
    • Sea State

      Slight, increasing moderate in the north by this evening.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist or fog patches, mainly at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps locally poor or very poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, perhaps 6 in the north, veering southeasterly 3 or 4 in the evening, then southwesterly early Saturday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in the north, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Perhaps misty near the French coast at first, risk of thundery showers and fog patches developing in the evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps occasionally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

  • Wind

    West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then backing south 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

06:00 UTC Fri 26th May – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th May

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

06:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 17:59 UTC Thu 25th May

  • Wind

    Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west, north and south, then backing southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate in north and west, slight or moderate in south and east.
  • Weather

    Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

18:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th May

  • Wind

    Southwesterly at first in north, otherwise southerly, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Moderate in north and west, slight or moderate in south and east.
  • Weather

    Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th May