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A complex thundery low off southwestern areas will drift north through Saturday, another low developing in the southwest later on Sunday. These will bring occasional thundery downpours with gusty winds and locally poor visibility, but there will also be a good deal of warm dry weather.

* 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      In east, southerly backing southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times until later, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in east and far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering northerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      South or southeast, veering southwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      South or southeast, veering southwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly, veering westerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, veering westerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      East veering southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly * warning

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming west or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or northeast, then cyclonic, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel * warning

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, becoming west or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel * warning

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, veering westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway * warning

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering west or southwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south or southwest, 4 or 5, then veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 4 or 5 for a time, then becoming west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 for a time, then becoming westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then north or northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 at first in south, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 at first in south, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in east, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 3 to 5, very soon veering southwest to west, occasionally 6, veering northwest to north 2 to 4 by evening, locally variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, becoming smooth or slight in the evening.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers clearing early morning, fog patches spreading in from the west by dawn.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in showers, then moderate to good, occasionally very poor in fog.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 to 4, locally variable 1 to 3 at first, veering east 4 to 5 by afternoon, further veering west later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fog patches at times, scattered thundery showers developing in the morning, becoming isolated in the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally moderate to poor in showers, and locally very poor in fog.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Sat 27th May – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th May

  • Wind

    Cyclonic, becoming west or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional thundery rain at first.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

00:00 UTC Sun 28th May – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th May

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or northeast, then cyclonic, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers for a time.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th May