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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 few 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

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • 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 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5 backing northeast, then veering south, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming cyclonic, then west later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      South veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming 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.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      South veering southwest, then west later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      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

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      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

      Thundery rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming 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 then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast veering south or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, backing northeasterly, then northerly later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough but very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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 Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, backing northeasterly, then northerly later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, backing northeast, then north, then becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in sheltered west, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain for a time, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th 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.

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, backing northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate but slight at first in shelter west of Shetland.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor or very poor at times.

    17:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then south or southeast later in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      West 7 to gale 8, very soon backing southwest 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in the north of the area.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair, isolated rain or hail showers developing by evening small risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering west by evening and decreasing 5 to 6 by midnight and 4 by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing moderate with a swell by dawn on Thursday.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 04:59 UTC Wed 6th May

  • Wind

    Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming 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.

05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

  • Wind

    South veering southwest, then west later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May