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A deep and complex area of low pressure will maintain very disturbed and at times unusually windy conditions for early may during 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, backing northeast, then becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming cyclonic, then west later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing southeast, then veering west later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, veering south or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southerly 5 or 6, then veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, veering southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in far west.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high for a time.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then southwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time in west, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then south or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6, veering south or southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 or 7, veering west or northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, then south later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      South becoming cyclonic, then northwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, then southerly later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly becoming cyclonic, then northwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, backing northeast, becoming cyclonic, then mainly southeast later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly southeast 5 to 7, becoming north or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, backing northeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough and very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, backing northeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, backing east 4 or 5, backing northeast, then becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil at time of issue.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4 increasing 5 later in south, backing easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair perhaps some fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, occasionally poor or very poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, backing northeasterly 5 to 7 becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, perhaps some fog patches at first and later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, occasionally poor or very poor at times.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 to 6, veering west and increasing 7 to gale 8 around dawn, backing southwest 6 to 7 during the morning, occasionally gale 8 in the north of the area.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, increasing rather rough to rough by the morning, locally very rough in the north for a time late afternoon.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, locally heavy, clearing around dawn, isolated rain or hail showers developing by evening, risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor in showers, becoming mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering west by evening and decreasing 5 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, locally very rough in the north for a time.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers with the risk of hail and thunder at first, dying out in the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

  • Wind

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

    Moderate, occasionally rough.
  • Weather

    Rain for a time then showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 22:59 UTC Wed 6th May

  • Wind

    Southwest, backing southeast, then veering west later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 4th May