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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

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly, then backing easterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, backing northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north, veering southerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, backing northeast 6 to gale 8, then veering south 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      East, then veering south or southwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing east or southeast, then veering south later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing easterly, then veering southerly later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then easterly veering southerly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east, then veering south later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, veering southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South backing east for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, veering west 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing east 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing east, then becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, and very rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing northeast later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic, then southwest later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, backing east or northeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, then southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south, then east later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic, then south or southwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly, then easterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic, then southerly or southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south, then east later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      East backing northeast 5 or 6, then becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming south or southwest, backing east later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, backing northeast 7 to severe gale 9, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming south or southwest, backing east later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, backing northeast 7 to severe gale 9, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then southwest 4 or 5, backing southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 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: Easterly gale force 8 in operation at time of issue.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 16:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      East 6 to gale 8 becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming southwest 4 or 5, then backing south or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 2 to 4, backing southeast to east during the morning, increasing 4 to 5 early evening, veering south to southwest 5 to 6 overnight, increasing 6 to 7 towards dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight increasing moderate in the north this evening, and generally moderate to rather rough overnight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers this morning, rain spreading from the south this afternoon, locally heavy, clearing around midnight, isolated showers developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, becoming moderate to poor in rain.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7 with gusts to 45 knots.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

Isle of Man

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

  • Wind

    South or southwest 4 or 5, backing east or northeast 5 or 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, becoming slight or moderate later.
  • Weather

    Rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

  • Wind

    East or northeast 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, then southwest 5 to 7 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain, fair later.
  • Visibility

    Good becoming moderate or poor for a time.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 4th May