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On Wednesday, a complex area of low pressure will maintain the current unsettled and very windy spell of weather across the British Isles. On Thursday, low pressure and unsettled weather will become confined to the northeast with high pressure developing in the south and west.

* 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 Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming west or northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later except near Orkney.
    • Sea State

      High becoming rough or very rough in northwest, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th 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 Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first near Rattray Head, decreasing 4 later except near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7 decreasing 4, then veering west or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south, veering westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time, then veering westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable then easterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then easterly 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th 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 Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate until later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 becoming variable 3, then east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th 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 Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times in Bristol Channel, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 becoming variable 3, then east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming mainly slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th 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 Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 5 or 6, then decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate at first in south, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th 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 Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 6 or 7, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3, then east 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 6 or 7, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3, then east 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming northwest 6 or 7, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in south.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3, then southeast 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate until later in north, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th 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 Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming northwesterly 6 or 7, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first near Mull of Galloway.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th 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 Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6 becoming northwest 6 to gale 8, then decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough in north until later, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th 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 Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northwesterly, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming very rough, increasing high for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, but becoming variable 3 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming west later, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Severe gale force 9 backing Northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Wed 6th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, heavy at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, heavy at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt until late afternoon, decreasing 5 to 6 by midnight and 3 to 4 by dawn tomorrow.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough in the south, rough to very rough in the north, becoming slight to moderate by tomorrow morning.
    • Weather

      Isolated squally showers, dying out by this evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      West to southwest 3 to 4, soon decreasing 2 or 3 and becoming easterly or variable around midday, and generally southeast after midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight with swell, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair, becoming cloudy early evening with perhaps some rain overnight.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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Strong wind warning

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

  • Wind

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

    Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
  • Weather

    Squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 04:59 UTC Fri 8th May

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable then easterly later, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Moderate becoming slight.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May