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A complex low through the North Sea will drift away east tonight. A second complex low will move in from the Atlantic to affect southwestern areas tomorrow, this will then deepen and drift northeastwards to affect much of the British Isles through Sunday.

* 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 Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate but occasionally rough in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming southeast 4 or 5, then increasing 6 or 7, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6, then becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming southeast 4 or 5, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time, then becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming southeast 5 or 6, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 , backing west 5 or 6, then backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing southerly for a time, 5 to 7, veering westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly 4 or 5, backing southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing south, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering southwest 5 to 7, then veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4, then backing southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing south or southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing south later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 or 6, then veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor at times.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing southwesterly 3 or 4, then backing southeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in north, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, then veering westerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing westerly 3 or 4, then backing southeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, veering westerly 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing west 3 or 4, then backing southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, then veering southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming southeast 4 or 5, then backing east 5 to 7, then veering west or southwest 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming southeast 4 or 5, then backing east 5 to 7, then veering west or southwest 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming mainly northerly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly backing easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 or 6 in west and south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate but slight in shelter east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps heavy at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, backing westerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 5 to 6, decreasing 3 to 4 overnight, backing southerly during the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough, locally rough at first, becoming slight overnight.
    • Weather

      Fair isolated showers in the far south of the area at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 increasing 5 to 6 by midnight, perhaps locally 7 mid-channel, veering southwest to west in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in the south to rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Rain overnight, clearing late Sunday morning to fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate for a time and locally poor in rain.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th May