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A trough of low pressure will bring very mild air and unsettled 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest, veering south 4 later except near Orkney.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6 at first near Orkney, otherwise southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches at first, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches developing later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in north, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor at first in north, otherwise good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      East 6 to gale 8, veering south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor or very poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then backing east 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, veering southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor or very poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor, becoming moderate or good later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing easterly 4 or 5, then veering southeasterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time, then becoming southerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times with fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor, becoming moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming poor.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor, becoming moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 for a time, becoming westerly 5 to 7 later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

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

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5 for a time, becoming westerly 5 or 6 later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      East 6 at first in far north, otherwise south or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, with fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

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

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering south 4 or 5, then veering southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming northeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 or 7, veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 6 to gale 8, veering southerly then southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing easterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later in south.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 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 in operation at time of issue.

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 3rd May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later in south.

    17:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, but good at first in north.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      South 4 to 5, occasionally 6, veering southwest by late morning, decreasing 3 to 4 soon after midnight, backing south 2 to 3 by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough in the north this afternoon and evening.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle with a risk of fog patches, clearing by afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, perhaps very poor, becoming good by afternoon.

    05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 2 to 3, backing southeast to east 3 to 4 by midday and east northeast 4 to 5 by evening, veering southwest 4 to 6 overnight.
    • Sea State

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

      Outbreaks of rain spreading from the south during the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 04:59 UTC Mon 4th May

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
  • Weather

    Rain at times, fog patches at first.
  • Visibility

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

05:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 04:59 UTC Tue 5th May

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5 for a time, becoming westerly 5 or 6 later in far west.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May