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An increasingly warm, but potentially thundery southerly airflow will begin to dominate the situation in the coming days. Many places will be fair, but there is an increasing risk of mist and sea fog, particularly in North Sea coastal waters, as well as thundery showers moving north.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 and becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable then northeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle or showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable becoming north or northeast, 3 or less, increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 offshore, backing east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly east or northeast 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, but fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly east 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing easterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, risk of thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, occasionally 5 west of swanage.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming east or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair, but fog patches in north overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor in north.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, occasionally 5, becoming variable, mainly northeast 4 or 5 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.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, but thundery showers in south later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic, mainly northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 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.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 or 3, then north 4 or 5 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.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in east.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 or 3, then north 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming north or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming north or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, then becoming north or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in east.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, then becoming north or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in east.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 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 gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon (issued 04/2142)

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later in south and east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough but moderate in more sheltered waters.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain dying out.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight in sheltered eastern waters.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 4 to 5, occasionally 3, veering east to southeast for a time overnight, decreasing 3 to 4 around dawn and becoming locally variable 1 to 3 near the french coasts.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 2 to 4, veering southeast to south by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate, with a low swell.
    • Weather

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

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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17:00 UTC Thu 5th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 6th May

  • Wind

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

    Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

17:00 UTC Fri 6th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 7th May

  • Wind

    East 3 or 4, occasionally 5 west of swanage.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 5th May