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An area of low pressure will continue to move east across Scotland through the rest of today, before moving off in to the North Sea. Gales are expected in some northern parts, but gentler winds are expected elsewhere, however a moist warm sector will bring fog and drizzly rain to some southern and eastern areas for a time. Clearer conditions and showers are expected in all parts by Monday.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      Easterly backing northeasterly, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in Moray Firth, before easing from the west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in inner Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 to 6, backing north 4 or 5, then west or northwest 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in inner Moray Firth later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic or westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, then becoming northerly and easing later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, becoming variable, mainly northeast, 3 or 4, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming west 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north at first.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming north 3 or 4, then variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, veering north 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then east 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor until later.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time, veering westerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches at first, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering west 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches at first, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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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    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in lyme bay.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches at first, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in lyme bay and rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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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    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in the Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches at first, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      Westerly, veering northwesterly, 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in the Bristol Channel and rough later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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 * warning

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      West 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      West 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first towards Lough Foyle, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwesterly 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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 * 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

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first towards Mull of Kintyre, becoming northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming moderate or rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough, occasionally high, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, becoming north or northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time, occasionally very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 or 6, backing northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in central areas.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, becoming north or northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 or 6, backing northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      Northeast backing northwest, 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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 at time of issue: Nil

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th May

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north, 4 or 5
    • Sea State

      Moderate
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4 to 5, locally 6 at times, veering northwesterly 3 to 4 by midnight, backing west 4 to 5 late tomorrow morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, locally rather rough at times today.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle mist and fog patches, becoming more extensive this afternoon all clearing around midnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, locally very poor, becoming mainly poor or very poor this afternoon, then good around midnight.

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 5, locally 6 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, increasing moderate in the afternoon, perhaps locally rather rough in the west of the area later, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers developing from evening, becoming more frequent by Tuesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Sun 26th May – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th May

  • Wind

    West 4 to 6.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers later.
  • Visibility

    Good.

11:00 UTC Mon 27th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th May

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Sunday 26th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).