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An area of high pressure will move northeastwards close to southern England, and will bring quiet conditions to the southeastern half of the United Kingdom. However, low pressure moving northwards towards Iceland will keep northwestern areas more unsettled and at times windy.

* 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 Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly backing southerly later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, but decreasing 4 at times in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, occasional drizzle later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasional moderate in north.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd 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 Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      West backing south later 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or less, backing south later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South 3 or less, increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight occasionally moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd 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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    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      Northwest becoming variable then south later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far west, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly south or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth for a time in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd 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 Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd 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

    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      West backing south later 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd 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

    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      West backing south later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in north and in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      West backing south later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate early and later in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd 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

    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers then fair, occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, and high later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight at times in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough and very rough at times in south and in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd 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 Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers, rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd 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 Tue 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Tue 3rd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Tue 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Wed 4th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 4, decreasing 2 to 3 by midday, backing west 3 to 4 jersey northwards during the afternoon, becoming variable 1 to 3 by midnight, then southeast 3 to 4 by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mist patches near French coasts by dawn on Wednesday.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate on Wednesday, perhaps poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 4th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 2 to 4, backing east to northeast in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a decreasing swell.
    • Weather

      Mist patches near French coasts quickly clearing.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd May