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A deep area of low pressure will move northeastwards between Iceland and Scotland tonight with an associated active cold front sweeping southeastwards on Bank Holiday Monday. Thereafter, pressure will build from the southwest.

* 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 Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South, veering west or southwest, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, veering west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, veering west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering westerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough until later in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in St Georges Channel, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

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

      Mainly moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in east, veering westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough in far north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in the North Channel, veering westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering west or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but mainly very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West backing south 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally occasionally slight in sheltered central areas.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West backing south 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      West backing south 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8, veering southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st May

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

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

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 10:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, dying out later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 to 4, locally 5 in the north, increasing 5 to 6 with gusts to 35kt Guernsey northwards by midday, veering westerly 4 to 5 late afternoon, occasionally 6, further veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, perhaps rather rough mid Channel for a time in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle, becoming heavier and more persistent in the afternoon, clearing early evening risk of mist at times until evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 around dawn and 1 to 3 in the afternoon, occasionally 4, becoming westerly or variable by evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, gradually becoming slight in the morning, with a developing low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st May

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
  • Weather

    Rain or drizzle at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming good.

23:00 UTC Mon 2nd May – 22:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 1st May