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High pressure will remain slow moving over Scandinavia with a slack area of low pressure persisting to the south and southeast.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in east, otherwise southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time in east, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far north, becoming smooth or slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeasterly backing southerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in firths of Forth and Tay, otherwise slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, backing northeasterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      North veering northeast, 4 or 5 increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeast veering east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in north, thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at times inshore, mainly in west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in east, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north or northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north or northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southwest, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east and near Welsh coast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north or northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly backing northerly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, backing northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in southeast.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly, backing northerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but slight or moderate near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly, backing northerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but slight or moderate near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Southeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly south or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far north and in far south, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering west 3 or 4, then north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in far north and in far south, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering west 3 or 4, then north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight in sheltered east, otherwise moderate, becoming rough at times later in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil at time of issue.

    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4 at first in east
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate
    • Weather

      Fair
    • Visibility

      Good

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in west
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in west
    • Weather

      Fair
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd May – 05:59 UTC Thu 24th May

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 to 5, decreasing 2 to 4 this afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mist or haze at times, risk of a shower in the north this evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 24th May – 05:59 UTC Fri 25th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 2 to 4, becoming variable 1 to 3 Guernsey southwards by afternoon then northeast to north 2 to 3 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches, risk of a shower in the north of the area.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).