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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

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first near Sutherland, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • 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.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest becoming variable then northeast, 3 or 4, decreasing 2 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 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.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southeast 3 or 4, becoming north or northeast 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, backing north or northeast 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 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.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near headlands.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near headlands.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate near headlands.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 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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    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4 backing north or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 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 05:00 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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    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Cornwall.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 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 05:00 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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    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 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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    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming northeast 3 or 4 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.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later except in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 2 or 3, then becoming north or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • 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.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 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 05:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 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.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in east.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 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.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 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 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 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 05:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in north, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2 or 3, then becoming north or northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in north, then decreasing 4 or 5 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.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2 or 3, then becoming north or northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in west, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 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 severe gale force 9 at time of issue.

    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, decreasing moderate in the east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, locally 5 at times, backing east or northeast for a time in the afternoon and early evening.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, backing east or northeast in the afternoon, locally variable 1 to 3 near French coasts for a time, becoming east or southeast overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, with a low swell, locally moderate in the north and west of the area.
    • Weather

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

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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05:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 04:59 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.

05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 7th May

  • Wind

    Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May