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High pressure near the Azores and low pressure near Iceland will maintain a rather changeable westerly or northwesterly airflow across the United Kingdom 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

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      West veering northwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th 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 Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times, mainly in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in northeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northerly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      West veering north or northwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west at times, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th 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 Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 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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    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in southwest.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 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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    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north or northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west or northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th 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 Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest, 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, veering northwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle, otherwise mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th 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 Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in far north, veering northwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4 increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, otherwise mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th 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 Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, decreasing 4, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north or far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 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

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 4 or 5, then northerly or northeasterly later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in sheltered east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in east, becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6 veering northwesterly 4 or 5, later northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in east close to Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      West to northwest 3 to 4, veering northwest to north overnight increasing 4, locally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, perhaps locally moderate tomorrow.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches, with a little light rain or drizzle at times this afternoon and evening, clearing overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor becoming good overnight.

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      North to northwest 3 to 4 decreasing 2 or 3 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th May

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th May

  • Wind

    West veering northwest later, 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

  • Wind

    West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate in east, moderate occasionally rough in north.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate in north.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 24th May