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A weakening cold front will edge southeastwards across northern areas, then becoming slow moving across central areas whilst dying a death. Otherwise, high pressure will bring fine and quiet conditions to most areas during 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly, 5 or 6, but 7 at first in northwest, decreasing 3 or 4 later in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 3 at times in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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 Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near Rattray Head, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate for a time near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable or cyclonic 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly south, veering west later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east later, 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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 Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming mainly north later, 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate west of the Lizard, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in west.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough west of the Lizard, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in far west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in far west.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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 Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwesterly 3 or less, occasionally 4 around southwest Wales.
    • Sea State

      Mainly smooth in eastern Bristol Channel, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Mainly smooth in eastern Bristol Channel, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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 Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in north.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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 Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional drizzle with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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 Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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 Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight, except near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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 Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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 Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in central areas.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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 Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

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

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

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

      Rough, occasionally very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in sheltered east, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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: Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later. Issued at 1545UTC on Sunday 24 May 2020

    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 22:59 UTC Mon 25th May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west, but 4 later in east
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough
    • Weather

      Occasional rain
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, but 4 at first in east
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight east of shetland
    • Weather

      Patchy rain then scattered showers
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor at first in east

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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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    11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 to 4, locally variable 1 to 2, veering northeasterly 2 to 4 this evening, backing northerly 3 to 4 again by midday.
    • Sea State

      Smooth to slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fine.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally moderate around dawn.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 to 4, perhaps locally 5, veering northeasterly 2 to 4 during the evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth to slight, perhaps locally moderate at first, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mainly fine, risk of mist or fog patches around dawn near the french coast.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally poor or very poor around dawn.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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11:00 UTC Mon 25th May – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th May

  • Wind

    Variable, becoming mainly north later, 3 or less.
  • Sea State

    Moderate west of the Lizard, otherwise smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor in west.

11:00 UTC Tue 26th May – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th May

  • Wind

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

    Moderate, occasionally rough west of the Lizard, otherwise smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fog patches in far west.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in far west.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 25th May by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).