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As a deep area of low pressure moves quickly eastwards over northern Scotland tonight, winds will increase once again, bringing stormy cpnditions to many parts, and the wind turn more northwesterly through tomorrow.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic, then northwest later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough offshore later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest,veering northwest later 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest,veering west or northwest later 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly or northwesterly later 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 , occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly or northwesterly, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest,5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly * warning

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in west at first, becoming moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel * warning

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west gale 8 or severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in Bristol Channel, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  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

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  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

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 or 7, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  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

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly or northwesterly, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, occasionally wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, occasionally wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, but very high for a time.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West becoming cyclonic then northwest, 4 or 5 increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, occasionally wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest gale 8 or severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, then becoming very rough or high in far south and in far north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  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

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming northwest gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, occasionally wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high, occasionally very high in far west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: westerly gale force 8 expected soon, issued at 29/2138 UTC

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, some wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate at first in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West to northwest 6 to 7, increasing 7 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt late evening, decreasing 6 to 7 around midday.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, becoming rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, clearing around dawn.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, becoming good tomorrow morning.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to 7, decreasing 5 to 6 Wednesday morning, occasionally 4 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, becoming rather rough to rough.
    • Weather

      Fair, becoming cloudy, occasional rain and drizzle Wednesday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in rain and drizzle.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

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

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

  • Wind

    Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, occasionally high later in south.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain then showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

  • Wind

    Northwest, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar