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A generally strong westerly or northwesterly airflow will persist across the United Kingdom for the next few days. A developing area of low pressure will move eastwards across northern areas this evening.

* 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 Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 or 6 increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west, 5 or 6 increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering west 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering west 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly for a time, 4 or 5 increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5, backing west later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in east later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, veering northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 4 or 5 occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 or 6 occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      South veering west or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5, but variable 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 this evening, occasionally 6 in the north, decreasing 4 around dawn, occasionally 5 in the north by late afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, increasing moderate overnight, locally rather rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle after midnight, clearing soon after dawn.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor for a time overnight.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 5, occasionally 6 in the north on Friday morning, veering northwest in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers on Friday.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor in showers.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Wed 27th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th May

  • Wind

    Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 or 6 occasionally 7 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally slight later.
  • Weather

    Rain at first, then showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming good.

17:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

  • Wind

    West or northwest 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain, then showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th May