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A deep and complex area of low pressure will maintain unsettled and at times very windy weather across the United Kingdom for the next couple of days at least.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing east 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north, then south later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast, then northeast later 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast, then northeast later 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast veering southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 backing east 5 or 6, then veering southwest 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4 backing east 5 to 7, then veering southwest later, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 near North Foreland.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming easterly 5 or 6, then backing southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, then rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming easterly 5 or 6, then backing southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic for a time, then southwest 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South backing northeast 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic for a time, then southwest 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 backing east 5 or 6, then veering southwest 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 backing east 5 or 6, then veering southwest 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5 backing easterly 5 or 6, then veering southwesterly 6 or 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6 at first in north, otherwise southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly backing northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6 veering southerly 6 or 7 , increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South backing northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast, becoming cyclonic for a time, then southwest, 5 to 7, then veering northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing northeast later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing northeast later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 6 or 7 at first in north, otherwise southwesterly backing easterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Easterly gale force 8

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      East 6 or 7 at first in north otherwise cyclonic becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first away from lee of northwest shetland otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain with risk of fog patches at first, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor or very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 at first in north otherwise southeasterly 4 backing easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, perhaps fog patches later in northeast.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps poor or very poor later in northeast.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 to 4, backing east 4 to 6 early evening, veering south 5 to 6 overnight and west 7 to gale 8 around dawn, backing southwest 6 to 8 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, increasing rather rough overnight and rough in the north by dawn.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading from the south during the afternoon, locally heavy, clearing around midnight then isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, becoming moderate to poor in rain and showers.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest to south 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in the north of the area.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

  • Wind

    Southeast 5 or 6, veering southwest 6 to gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
  • Weather

    Fair then occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or poor.

11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

  • Wind

    Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high in west.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 4th May