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Areas of low pressure will bring unsettled and windy weather to most parts of the United Kingdom.

* 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 Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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 Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast 4 or 5, then backing northeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in north, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor at first in north, otherwise good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering south or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing east 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches at first, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly at first in north, otherwise southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, fog patches at first in north.
    • Visibility

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

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, backing easterly 5 to 7, then veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, backing southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4 backing easterly 5 or 6, then veering southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4 backing easterly 5 or 6, then veering southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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 Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then becoming southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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 Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then becoming southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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 Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Showers and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

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

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic for a time, then southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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 Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, but easterly 3 or 4 at first in north, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 4 for a time in southeast, backing easterly then northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then becoming northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 4 for a time, then northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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 Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5 veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, backing southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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 Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      East 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, then veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, backing east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, backing northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd 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 Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, backing northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time, veering southwesterly 5 or 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Easterly gale force 8

    11:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd May

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 later in south and west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasetrly 6 to gale 8, perhaps increasing severe gale 9 for a time, veering southwesterly 5 or 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate or poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 5, 6 in the north of the area at times, decreasing 2 to 4 soon after midnight and backing south by dawn, then southeast Monday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough in the north until midnight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle with a risk of fog patches soon clearing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, perhaps very poor, soon becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 to 4, backing east by evening and increasing 4 to 6, veering south to southwest before midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell, increasing moderate to rather rough late evening.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain spreading from the south during the afternoon, clearing before dawn on Tuesday.
    • Visibility

      Good, moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 10:59 UTC Mon 4th May

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 to 7, backing south 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming good.

11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 5th May

  • Wind

    South 3 or 4 becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then becoming southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May