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A ridge of high pressure will extend across the United Kingdom from the southwest, with weakening fronts moving southeastwards across the country.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 5 or 6 later, then veering southwesterly occasionally 7 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north, becoming very rough around Cape Wrath later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, but northwesterly 4 or 5 for a time in north, becoming southerly 5 or 6 later, then veering southwesterly.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5 later, veering southerly 5 or 6, then veering southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly, 4 or 5 occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, veering southeasterly and increasing 5 or 6 in north, veering southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4 for a time in south, otherwise northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, veering southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northerly, then veering easterly or southeasterly later, 3 or 4 occasionally 5 for a time in east later.
    • Sea State

      Smoth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight but moderate for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly west or northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and fog patches until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      North or northwest backing southwest, 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate becoming rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate becoming rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southwest 5 or 6, veering west later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time later, then veering westerly.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time later, then veering westerly.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west or southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7 later, then veering west or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in northeast.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly gale force 8 continuing, issued at 22/0931 UTC

    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in northeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7, veering west or southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 to 3, veering northerly by dawn, occasionally 4 in the afternoon, becoming variable late evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Misty with fog patches, clearing during the morning to fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, becoming moderate to good during the morning.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming westerly 3 to 4 in the morning, veering northwest in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy some drizzle and risk of fog patches in the afternoon.
    • Visibility

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

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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23:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

  • Wind

    Variable mainly west or northwest, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

23:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Sun 24th May

  • Wind

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

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain and fog patches until later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May