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High pressure near the Azores and areas of low pressure moving eastwards from Iceland to Norway will maintain a changeable westerly pattern across the United Kingdom for the next few 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 Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south later, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      South veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 at times in south, otherwise northwesterly backing southerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in northeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      South veering southwest, then northwest, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering north or northeast, then southeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, veering south, then southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northerly 3 or 4, then northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering southwesterly, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northerly or northeasterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5 at first in east, otherwise variable, becoming southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering north, then becoming variable later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate near the Isles of Scilly, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwest, backing southwest for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5, then veering north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest veering north for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Drizzle and fog patches then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain with fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 3, increasing 4 or 5, then veering northwest.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain with fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 2 or 3, backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest, 2 or 3, increasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southerly later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southerly later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3, backing south or southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3, backing south or southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, backing south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in west, becoming slight or moderate later in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 04:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Showers dying out.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 backing south 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd May – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd May

    • Wind

      West 3 to 4, veering northwest during the evening, further veering northerly 2 to 3 by dawn, locally 4 Saturday afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate to very poor, becoming good Saturday morning.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd May – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th May

    • Wind

      Northerly 2 to 3 locally 4 south of Jersey at first, becoming variable overnight, then westerly Sunday morning,.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy, some drizzle and risk of fog patches Sunday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, becoming moderate to very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 22nd May