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For today, a ridge of high pressure will retreat northwards, allowing a frontal trough to move westwards across the middle of the United Kingdom. A slack flow will affect most parts on Thursday, with a frontal zone slow-moving across central and northern areas.

* 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in far east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first in south.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      North veering northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later in south.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing northwest 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle at first in north.
    • Visibility

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

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, backing westerly 3 or 4, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming northeasterly 3 or 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in north.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northeasterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in east.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Strait of Dover.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3, then northeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near Isles of Scilly, becoming variable 3 or 4, then east or northeast later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in west, but smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 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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    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate at first in west, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 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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    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5 in north, but variable 2 or 3 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      East, backing north or northeast, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 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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    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north 4 or 5, then veering northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in northwest, but smooth or slight in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      Northeast becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 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 at time of issue.

    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6 occasionally 7 at first in east and 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in west and rough in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, but rough at first in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 or 5, further decreasing 3 or 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate, locally rather rough in the north and west, decreasing slight or moderate this afternoon.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight with low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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05:00 UTC Wed 25th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 26th May

  • Wind

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

    Moderate, occasionally slight in east.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

05:00 UTC Thu 26th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 27th May

  • Wind

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

    Moderate at first in west, otherwise slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 25th May