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High pressure to the north of the United Kingdom will give a light easterly or northeasterly flow across the country over the next few days. A slow-moving frontal system will continue to lie across central areas, slowly weakening through the period.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast, 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th 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 Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in far south.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, veering easterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in far south.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle and fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming easterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in north.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times in Strait of Dover.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming northeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times later near Selsey Bill.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th 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 Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth in the Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th 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 Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in south.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th 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 Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northeasterly, 2 or 3, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 5 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th 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 Wed 25th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly, 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in far south.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight south of skye.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5 at first in north, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5 at first in north, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in sheltered southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    23:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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

    • Wind

      East to northeast 3 to 4, occasionally 5, decreasing 2 to 4 Thursday evening and becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers with a risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming east to northeast and increasing 2 to 4 by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers with a risk of thunder risk of fog patches, mainly near french coasts.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers locally very poor in any fog.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers later.
  • Visibility

    Good.

23:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 22:59 UTC Fri 27th May

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May