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High pressure north of the Azores and low pressure near Iceland will maintain a westerly or northwesterly airflow across the British Isles for 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th 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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, and increasing 7 at times near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming northwest 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming west 4 or 5, then backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northwest 4 or 5, then backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming northwesterly 4 or 5, then backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northwest 3 becoming southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in west.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight until later in east, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in west.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in Bristol Channel, then increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel, becoming variable 3 at times in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, then occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel, decreasing 3 for a time in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing south, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in far south and far north.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Few showers at first, occasional rain later in far west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      West, veering northwest for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far west later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate or poor for a time in the morning.

    17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 or 3, occasionally 4, locally variable at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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17:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 16:59 UTC Tue 26th May

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

17:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th May

  • Wind

    Variable 3 becoming northwesterly 4 or 5, then backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 25th May