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A developing area of low pressure will move eastwards across Wales and central England this morning and out across the southern North Sea later in the day. This will bring gales to some southern areas for a time.

* 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 04:59 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.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, but 6 at first in east, becoming variable 3, then southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, but becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 becoming variable 3, then southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly, then backing westerly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 backing south 3 or 4, then southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 7 to severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly 3 for a time, then increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8, then veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      West backing south 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then veering southwest 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7 veering northwest 4 or 5, then backing west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4 backing south 4 or 5, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8 veering west or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4 backing south or southeast 4 or 5, then veering southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7 veering northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 backing southeast 4 or 5, then veering southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in south, otherwise showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in south.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3, then southeast 5 or 6, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4 backing southeast 5 or 6, then veering southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4 backing southeasterly 5 or 6, then veering southwesterly 4 or 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4 backing east or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      Northwest becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later in south.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th 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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate between Barra and Canna, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later in south.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    05:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming northeasterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, but southwestesrly 4 or 5 at first in southeast, becoming westerly 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight in shelter east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps heavy or thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic then northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 or 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight in shelter east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, very soon increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in the north of the area, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 during the afternoon, decreasing 4 this evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, perhaps locally rough mid-channel for a time.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, mainly in the middle of the day.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in showers.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

    • Wind

      West 2 to 4, backing south by midday, veering southwest 3 to 5 in the afternoon, increasing 4 to 6 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate to rather rough overnight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, rain and drizzle spreading from the west Saturday evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor in rain and drizzle.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

Shetland Isles

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05:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

  • Wind

    Variable, becoming northeasterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in south.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

05:00 UTC Sat 30th May – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st May

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th May

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

05:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th May

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, but southwestesrly 4 or 5 at first in southeast, becoming westerly 4 or 5 later in west.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, but slight in shelter east of Shetland.
  • Weather

    Showers, perhaps heavy or thundery at times.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

17:00 UTC Fri 29th May – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th May

  • Wind

    Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic then northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 or 6 later in south.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, but slight in shelter east of Shetland.
  • Weather

    Showers at times.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th May