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The British Isles will lie under a mainly westerly to northwesterly airflow during the next few days.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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 Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 5 to 7, but 4 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south 4 or 5, veering southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northwesterly, backing southwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      North backing west or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first east of the Lizard, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in west.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West veering northwest for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 later, then veering west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West backing southwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 5 or 6, veering west later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West backing southwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwest, backing southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, then veering west later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, veering west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      West backing south or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 later, then veering west or northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight until later in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 later, then veering westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight until later in south, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering west or northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 5 or 6, then southerly 4 or 5 later, veering westerly 3 or 4 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight at times in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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 Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6 backing southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first in east.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6 backing southerly 4 or 5, veering westerly 3 or 4 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain, soon showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwest or variable 1 to 3, becoming west late morning, increasing 3 to 4 in the afternoon and 4 to 5 early evening, locally 6 in the north later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight increasing slight to moderate in the evening.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle after midnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor at times later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 5, locally 6 in the north of the area, decreasing 3 to 4 early afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, decreasing mainly slight in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle, clearing by late morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor until late morning.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th May

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th May

  • Wind

    North backing west or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight at first east of the Lizard, otherwise slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor in west.

23:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

  • Wind

    West veering northwest for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor at first.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th May