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During the next 24 hours a complex area of low pressure will maintain the current unsettled and very windy spell of weather across the British Isles. However an area of high pressure will develop across southern and western areas on Thursday.

* 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 Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly becoming cyclonic, then northwesterly later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, but occasionally very rough near Cape Wrath.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, but 5 at first in south, then occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, but occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming south, then veering northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in north, otherwise showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 backing west 5 or 6, occasionally 7 near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later, then veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in The Wash, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8 decreasing 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 at first, perhaps storm 10 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 or 6, then 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5, then 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate, then slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

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

      High at first near the Isles of Scilly, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in far west.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate, then slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 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 moderate in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in southeast, then veering northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7 becoming cyclonic 3 or 4, then northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough, then very rough later near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first near the Mull of Kintyre, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwest later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Northeast, backing northwest later, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, decreasing 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly, backing northwesterly later, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, decreasing 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Northeast becoming cyclonic, then south or southwest later, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northerly gale force 8 expected soon, backing Northerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time, becoming cyclonic 5, then southerly 6 to gale 8 in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, heavy at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 at first in west, otherwise southerly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly 5 to 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate at first, but very rough in west and later in northeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, heavy at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt overnight, veering west towards Wednesday evening.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough in the south, rough or very rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, squally at times overnight and at first tomorrow.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 overnight, further decreasing 2 to 4 Thursday morning, becoming variable in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough in the south, rough or very rough in the north, gradually becoming slight with swell.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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Strong wind warning

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

  • Wind

    Southerly or southwesterly 4 increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in southeast, then veering northwesterly later.
  • Sea State

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

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

  • Wind

    Northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Very rough at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
  • Weather

    Showers then fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May