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A generally westerly or northwesterly airflow will persist across the United Kingdom for the next few days. However a developing area of low pressure will move eastwards across northern areas later today, and out into the North Sea tonight.

* 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 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering northwest later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south or southwest for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later, except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 5 or 6, then veering west or southwest 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later, except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, veering westerly later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      North backing west or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 5 to 7, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West backing southwest later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering west or northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in south, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later, mainly in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later, mainly in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6, backing southerly 4 or 5 in southeast, then becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 later, occasionally 5 in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 soon, backing southerly 4 or 5 later in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight near east Shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6 at first in north and west otherwise southerly 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate but rough at first in west and far northeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Northwest or variable 1 to 3, becoming westerly 3 to 4 during the afternoon increasing 4 to 5 in the evening, locally 6 at times overnight, decreasing 4 to 5 by morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight increasing moderate to rather rough overnight.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist and fog patches in the south at first patchy light rain or drizzle after midnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps poor or very poor at first and moderate to poor at times overnight.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, decreasing slight to moderate by afternoon.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain and drizzle in south, soon clearing.
    • Visibility

      Good, moderate to poor at first in south.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th May

  • Wind

    Variable becoming southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, veering northwest later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain for a time, then showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor for a time.

05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th May

  • Wind

    West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May