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High pressure near the Azores and low pressure near Iceland will maintain a rather changeable westerly or northwesterly airflow across the United Kingdom for the next couple of days.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near Rattray Head, becoming variable 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, but occasionally variable 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming mainly northwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first near northeast Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally westerly 5 at first, then decreasing 2 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first near headlands.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near North Foreland.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly west, then becoming northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwest becoming variable, then southwest later, 3 or 4, decreasing 2 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, slight or moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in west.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

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

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

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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 2 or 3, then southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 3 at times in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in North Channel, then backing southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first near Islay and Tiree, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate between Barra and Canna.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 backing west 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3, then westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain soon, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      North or northwest 2 or 3, occasionally 4 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

  • Wind

    Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in North Channel, then backing southwesterly later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional drizzle, then rain later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May