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A deep and complex area of low pressure will maintain unsettled and at times very windy weather across the United Kingdom for several more 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, veering southwesterly 5 or 6, then backing southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first near Orkney, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or very poor, becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, backing easterly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in north, veering southerly 5 to 7 later in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, backing east 6 to gale 8, then veering south 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      South veering southwest, then backing southeast later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, backing east, then veering south or southwest, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing east or southeast later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East veering south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing easterly later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing easterly later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southerly 5 or 6, then veering southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing east or southeast later, 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 5 or 6, then veering southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing east, then veering south later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, veering southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time later in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest backing east later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly east, 5 to 7, veering southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, and very rough later in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest backing east or northeast later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 or 5, occasionally 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast, becoming cyclonic, then southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, then south or southwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 5 or 6, then backing easterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, then southerly or southwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, backing northeast, then becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming southwesterly 5 to 7, backing southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, backing easterly 5 or 6, then northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming southwesterly 5 to 7, backing southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, backing easterly 5 or 6, then northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      East or southeast 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then southwest 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough occasionally very rough at first, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 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 severe gale force 9 in operation at time of issue.

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

    • Wind

      East or southeast 6 to gale 8 becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7 becoming southwest 4 or 5 then variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 3rd May – 22:59 UTC Mon 4th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 5, perhaps 6 mid channel at first, decreasing 2 to 4 early morning, backing southeast to east mid morning, increasing 4 to 5 in the afternoon, veering southerly 5 to 6 Monday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough in the north at first.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, then rain spreading from the south in the afternoon, occasionally heavy.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in rain or showers.

    23:00 UTC Mon 4th May – 22:59 UTC Tue 5th May

    • Wind

      South 5 to 6, veering southwest to west 6 to 7 by dawn, occasionally 5 in the southeast of the area.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, clearing during the morning then isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor in rain or showers, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 3rd May