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Low complex over Shetland drifting east across Scandinavia later Friday, allowing the ridge in the Southwest Approaches to gradually build northeast.

* 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 Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in northwest and off Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5 occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first in northwest and off Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later off Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but rough at off Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers in north, and later in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5 occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, decreasing 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first in south, becoming moderate later in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, becoming variable for a time, 2 or 3, occasionally 4 in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly fair good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate but occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming west or northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate but smooth in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in far south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 2 or 3, occasionally 4 at first, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west or southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor later in far south.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly westerly or northwesterly, 2 or 3, occasionally 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 occasionally in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate but smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in far north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate but slight at first in south, becoming rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, but northwesterly 4 or 5 for a time later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate , occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor or very poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 at time of issue

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 10:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far west, and slight in sheltered waters south and east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain, drizzle. Occasional fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, but northwesterly 5 in far southwest for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but rough in northwest, and slight in sheltered waters near east coast of shetland.
    • Weather

      In South and far West, occasional rain and drizzle, fog patches. Elsewhere, mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in South and far West.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

    • Wind

      East to northeasterly 1 to 3, locally variable, veering southwest to west by sunrise, then veering north to northwest 2 to 4 by late afternoon, locally variable at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine risk of mist or fog patches till late morning, mostly near french coasts around dawn.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally moderate to very poor till late morning.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 4, locally 2 before dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair periods risk of mist patches Friday morning and again from late evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally moderate or poor Friday morning and again from late evening.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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23:00 UTC Wed 22nd May – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd May

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less, becoming west 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

23:00 UTC Thu 23rd May – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th May

  • Wind

    West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Isolated showers later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).