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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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    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 5, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Northeast, veering east, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in far south.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in far south.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      North, veering northeast, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle and fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast, becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3, then becoming east 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      East, backing northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming easterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first in south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but smooth or slight in lyme bay.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable, mainly northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 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

      Fair, then occasional rain in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th 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 Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 in south, otherwise northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in Solway Firth.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northeast, 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      North, veering northeast, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, veering east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly at first in west, otherwise northeasterly, 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      North, veering northeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in far south.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in far south, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in far south.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th 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 Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east, then occasionally 3 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in sheltered southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 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.

    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in sheltered southwestern waters.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      East to northeast 4 to 5, locally 6 at first, decreasing 3 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north and west at first.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower after midnight.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      East to northeast 2 to 4 becoming variable for a time overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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17:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 26th May

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near Isles of Scilly.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

17:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 27th May

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate, but smooth or slight in lyme bay.
  • Weather

    Showers for a time.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May