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High pressure centred to the north of Scotland will move away northeastwards on Wednesday, allowing a discrete low and occluded front to move westwards across central parts of the United Kingdom. A slack flow will affect most parts on Thursday, with a frontal zone slow-moving across central areas.

* 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 Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair at first then rain at times, fog patches later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later in south.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first in south, occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first in south.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair at first then rain at times, fog patches later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later in north.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in south.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first in north, occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor at first in north, otherwise moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in north.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in east.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate at first offshore, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming east or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near Lizard Point and Isles of Scilly, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in west, but smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      East backing northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in west, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in north.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, veering east 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      East, backing north or northeast, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      East, backing north or northeast, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in northwest, but smooth or slight in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate at first in northwest, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 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 at time of issue.

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5 increasing 6 or 7 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough later in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate but rough at first in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 or 5 in the morning, further decreasing 3 or 4 late evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, locally rather rough in the north and west until afternoon.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers in the south by afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Tue 24th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

  • Wind

    Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in east.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally rough in east.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 23:00 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 at time of issue.

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

  • Wind

    Northeasterly 4 or 5 increasing 6 or 7 for a time in east.
  • Sea State

    Moderate becoming rough later in east.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

11:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 25th May

  • Wind

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

    Moderate but rough at first in east.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th May