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Warm air will continue to push northeastwards across the United Kingdom over the next few days. As high pressure drifts slowly northeastwards, it will remain very quiet, but sea fog will affect many coasts at times.

* 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

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair in east, occasional drizzle with fog patches in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly backing southeasterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair in east, drizzle with fog patches in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west or southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest backing south later, 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west or southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwest at first, 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming easterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwest at first, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable becoming east 3 or 4, increasing 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th 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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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming east 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, increasing 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first east of the Lizard, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th 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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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th 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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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in far south, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in far south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or southeast 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest backing south or southwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable becoming east or southeast 3 or less, increasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th 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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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at times in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at times in central areas, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle for a time, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in central areas, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th 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

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times near Sutherland, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle for a time, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times near Sutherland, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time in south and in east.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 11:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then veering westerly or southwesterly, except in far northeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor

    12:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly at first in far northeast, otherwise westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    00:00 UTC Wed 24th May – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th May

    • Wind

      West to northwest 1 to 3, occasionally 4 in the north of the area at first, becoming northeast or variable after dawn, increasing mainly 3 to 4 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Widespread mist or fog, thinning to patches during the day.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor at first, becoming mainly moderate.

    00:00 UTC Thu 25th May – 23:59 UTC Thu 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 3 to 4, occasionally 5 from late morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate by evening, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th May