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The unusually deep area of low pressure for early june near Shetland will move away northeastwards and slowly fill with gales easing. By Wednesday, all areas will be in a much more gentle westerly airstream. An area of high pressure builds across the country on Wednesday night and into Thursday bringing light and variable winds.

* 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 Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4 at first in Orkney, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in Moray Firth, backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south later, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      West becoming variable, then becoming south later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      West becoming variable, then becoming south later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 or gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first near North Foreland, decreasing 5 or 6, then veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming southeasterly later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly gale 8 or severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, backing southeasterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      West or southwest 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, backing southeast 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  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 Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in east, veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then becoming southeasterly 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough west of Lizard.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  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 Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  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 Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6, then veering west 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near headlands.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  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 Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, veering westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 5 for a time in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  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 Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southerly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in far south, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  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 Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwesterly, then backing westerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Easterly gale force 8

    11:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 22:59 UTC Tue 2nd Jun

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming north or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate, except in northeast and far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      North or northwest backing west, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate but rough at first in northeast and far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to 7, with gusts to 45 kt at first, decreasing 5 to 6 by late afternoon, veering westerly this evening, decreasing 2 to 4 in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, decreasing moderate to rather rough overnight, then mainly slight in the morning.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle, clearing this evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, becoming good by evening.

    11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly 2 to 4 becoming variable in the evening, then easterly by Thursday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a moderate swell.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun

The Channel Islands

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Tue 2nd Jun – 10:59 UTC Wed 3rd Jun

  • Wind

    Southwest 6 to 7, with gusts to 45 kt at first, decreasing 5 to 6 by late afternoon, veering westerly this evening, decreasing 2 to 4 in the morning.
  • Sea State

    Rather rough to rough, decreasing moderate to rather rough overnight, then mainly slight in the morning.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain and drizzle, clearing this evening.
  • Visibility

    Moderate to poor, becoming good by evening.

11:00 UTC Wed 3rd Jun – 10:59 UTC Thu 4th Jun

  • Wind

    Westerly 2 to 4 becoming variable in the evening, then easterly by Thursday morning.
  • Sea State

    Slight with a moderate swell.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Jun