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A deep and complex area of low pressure will maintain unsettled and at times very windy weather across the United Kingdom for the next couple of days at least.

* 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 Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 backing east 5 or 6, then northeast 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast veering south 6 to gale 8, then backing southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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 Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 backing northeast 5 to 7, then veering southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4 backing northeast 5 to 7, then veering southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

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

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing southeast for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, veering southwest 6 or 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers and fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4 backing easterly 5 or 6, then veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers and fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5 veering southerly 5 or 6, then veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5 veering south 5 or 6, then veering southwest 6 to gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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 Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering southwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in west.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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 Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then becoming southwest 6 to 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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 Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast backing northeast 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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 Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4 backing east 5 or 6, then veering southwest 6 or 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair at first then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 backing east 5 or 6, then veering southwest 6 or 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair at first then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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 Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5 backing northeasterly 5 or 6, then veering southerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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 Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5 backing northeast 5 to 7, then becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7 becoming northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west, becoming rough or very rough later, occasionally high in west later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5 backing northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast, becoming cyclonic, then northwest, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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 Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5 backing northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast, becoming cyclonic, then northwest, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing easterly 4 or 5, then backing northeasterly 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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 Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest backing southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in far north otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor at first in far north.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5 backing easterly 5 or 6 then northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, perhaps fog patches for a time in northeast.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps poor or very poor for a time in northeast.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East 4 to 6, veering south 5 or 6 overnight, further veering west 7 or gale 8 around dawn, backing southwest 6 to gale 8 in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, increasing rather rough to rough by the morning and rough or very rough in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Rain, locally heavy, with a risk of thunder, clearing around midnight, then scattered showers by dawn.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor in rain or showers, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in the north of the area.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

  • Wind

    Southeast backing northeast 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Rain or thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

  • Wind

    Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 4th May