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A mainly westerly airflow will affect the British Isles during the next couple of days, with a risk of gales through the eastern English Channel on Saturday.

* 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 Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th 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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate for a time later in south.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5 occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 6 or 7 later, perhaps gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 or 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 5 to 7 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight for a time in east.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming slight except far west later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in Bristol Channel, increasing 6 or 7 later, then veering northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight for a time in east.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, becoming variable 3 or 4 later, then southerly 4 or 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest, 4 or 5 increasing 6 at times, backing west or southwest 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 until later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 until later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 until later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    11:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, becoming west 4 or 5 later, then cyclonic 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate but mainly slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th May – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, but mainly slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 becoming cyclonic 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but mainly slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      West to northwest 3 to 4, occasionally 5, backing southwest before dawn and increasing 5 to 6, occasionally 7 in the north of the area.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate Friday morning, rather rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Fair scattered showers Friday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in showers.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, very soon veering west to northwest decreasing 4 to 6, further decreasing 2 to 4 by dawn and backing southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, decreasing slight by dawn.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers very soon dying out then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th May

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Thu 28th May – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th May

  • Wind

    West or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 until later.
  • Sea State

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

    Squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

11:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th May

  • Wind

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

    Moderate occasionally rough for a time.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th May