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Areas of low pressure will bring unsettled and windy weather to most parts of the British Isles.

* 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 Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      East 6 to gale 8, veering southwest 5 or 6, then backing south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 backing southeast 4 or 5, then backing northeast 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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 Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 6 to gale 8 at first in north, otherwise southerly 4 or 5, veering southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good later.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 backing easterly 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, backing southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, backing northeast 5 or 6, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, backing southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, then veering southwesterly 5 to 7 later, occasionally gale 8 near North Foreland.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing easterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, veering southerly 5 to 7, then veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing easterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, veering southerly 5 to 7, then veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing south 4 or 5, then backing east later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, backing north 4 or 5, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6 in west at first, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 5 or 6, then backing southwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South backing northeast, 5 or 6, then backing southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 5 or 6, then backing southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, backing northeast 4 or 5, then backing west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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 Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south or southwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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 Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering westerly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west, then backing southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing northeasterly, 4 or 5, backing northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southerly or southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 backing northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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 Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southerly or southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 backing northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming mainly moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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 increasing severe gale force 9 soon, issued 03/0943 UTC.

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      East 6 or 7 becoming cyclonic then west 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, clearing later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 5 in the south, 5 to 6 in the north of the area, decreasing 2 to 4 after midnight, backing southeast around dawn, further backing easterly increasing 4 to 5 in the afternoon, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough in the north until midnight.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading from the south in the afternoon, occasionally heavy.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor in rain.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 to 5, occasionally 6, veering south 5 to 6 overnight, further veering southwest to west in the morning increasing 6 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a low swell, increasing rather rough to rough in the morning.
    • Weather

      Rain, occasionally heavy, clearing overnight then isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor in rain, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 to 7, backing south 4 or 5, then backing east later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
  • Weather

    Showers at first, rain later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

  • Wind

    East 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in west.
  • Weather

    Rain then showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May