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High pressure centred northeast of the British Isles will give mainly fair weather and a flow of air from the near Continent on Saturday. Turning unsettled and windy across southern parts on Sunday, courtesy of a low moving southwestwards through the English Channel.

* 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3 in Moray Firth and west of Orkney.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in northwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in northwest.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5 at first in east, otherwise variable 2 or 3, becoming easterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in northwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north and later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, backing northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in Strait of Dover.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in Strait of Dover, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in Strait of Dover, veering easterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in Strait of Dover, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, veering east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  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 Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, backing northerly 5 or 6, then veering northeasterly 4 or 5 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough near Isles of Scilly later.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  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 Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east 4 or 5, then backing northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, backing northerly 5 or 6, then veering northeasterly 3 or 4 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  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 Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming east or southeast 4 or 5, then backing northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 4 or 5, then backing east or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, veering southeast 4 or 5, then backing east or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming southeast 4 or 5, then variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  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 Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming southeast 4 or 5, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in North Channel, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in North Channel, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, but moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in west, but slight in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later to the east of the isles.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

    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.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain clearing.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East to northeast 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in showers.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast to north 4 or 5, locally 6, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, locally rather rough, becoming slight with a low swell in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Rain by dawn, becoming intermittent by evening.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

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

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23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

  • Wind

    Variable 2 or 3, becoming east or southeast 4 or 5, then backing northeast 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

  • Wind

    Northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair, then rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr