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A ridge of high pressure extends across the United Kingdom from the southwest, with weakening fronts moving southeastwards across the country.

* 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 Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southerly 5 to 7, veering westerly later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southeast, moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 5 or 6, veering westerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, veering southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly veering southerly later, 4 or 5 decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

      Smoth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly 4 or 5, veering northerly later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches until later, rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west 4 or 5, veering north later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches until later, rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight,.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable becoming west 3 or 4, veering north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in west later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and fog patches until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest veering northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in far west later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering north or northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Northwest becoming variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 or 5 later, then veering northwest.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west later, 4 or 5 increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south or southwest, 2 or 3 increasing 4 or 5, veering west or northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate until later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate in southeast, moderate becoming rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate until later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate until later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southerly, 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7, veering westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate until later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times in north, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in north for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southerly, 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7, veering westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate until later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times in north, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4, then south 5 to 7, veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4, then south 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Northerly 2 to 3, occasionally 4 in the afternoon, becoming variable late evening and westerly by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Some mist and fog patches in the southeast at first, very soon clearing to become fair risk of mist and fog patches again after midnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor in the southeast at first, otherwise good, becoming moderate to poor again overnight.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 2 to 3, soon increasing 3 to 4, veering northwest Sunday night.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist and fog patches at first perhaps some drizzle and a risk of fog patches in the afternoon and evening, clearing around dawn on Monday.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd May

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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05:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th May

  • Wind

    Northerly or northeasterly veering southerly later, 4 or 5 decreasing 3 at times.
  • Sea State

    Mainly slight.
  • Weather

    Rain at first.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

05:00 UTC Sun 24th May – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th May

  • Wind

    Southerly veering southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Mainly slight.
  • Weather

    Rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd May