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During the next 48 hours a deep and complex area of low pressure will maintain very disturbed and at times unusually windy conditions for early may. However an area of high pressure will develop across southern and western areas early on Thursday.

* 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 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5 becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Cape Wrath.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming westerly or northwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south, decreasing 4 at times near Orkney.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Cape Wrath and Orkney.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast veering south, 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7 veering west or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 becoming south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in north, otherwise showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor at first in north, otherwise good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6 veering west or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in The Wash, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, squally at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time at first near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in far west.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 4 or 5, then veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming southwesterly 6 to gale 8, but 5 at first in north, then decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west or northwest later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming southwest, then veering northwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time at first in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast veering south, then northwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough for a time at first near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first, becoming north then northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8, backing north or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8, backing north or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5 backing northeast 6 to gale 8, then veering southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 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.

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

    • Wind

      : Easterly 5 or 6 backing Northeasterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in southeast and later in northwest, veering Southerly or Southeasterly 5 or 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain soon, fog patches possible in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor or very poor in east.

    23:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 6 to gale 8 at first in north otherwise Southerly or Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

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

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt, especially in the north of the area.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough in the south, rough to very rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers from early evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt, especially in the north of the area, decreasing 4 to 5 overnight, further decreasing 2 to 4 Thursday morning.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough in the south, rough to very rough in the north, gradually becoming slight with swell.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Tue 5th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 6th May

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate in The Wash, otherwise moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

11:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 10:59 UTC Thu 7th May

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 5th May