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A deepening area of low pressure over the mid Atlantic will move northeastwards passing just to the northwest of Scotland, bringing unsettled weather with gales affecting many areas during the weekend.

* 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast, then veering west or southwest, 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east at first, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south or southeast for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 5 to 7, veering west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far west later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high in far west later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southeast veering southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches at first, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5, veering south or southwest 6 or 7, then veering west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 or 7, decreasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southeasterly 6 to gale 8, then veering westerly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8, but becoming variable 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing southeast 6 to gale 8, then veering west or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far south and in far north later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5, then veering west or northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing southeast 6 to gale 8, then veering west or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5, then veering west or northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing southeast 7 to severe gale 9, veering west later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough, but moderate in east for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later (issued 27/0945)

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate in east, otherwise rough.
    • Weather

      Showers dying out.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Outbreaks of rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 to 4 veering west increasing 4 to 5 this evening, further increasing 5 to 6 tomorrow morning, occasionally 7 in the north of the area early afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate becoming moderate in the south to rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 5 to 6 increasing 6 to 7 overnight, occasionally gale 8 in the north of the area on Sunday.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in the south to rough in the north, becoming rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

  • Wind

    Southwest backing southeast for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough.
  • Weather

    Fair then rain for a time, showers later.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

18:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

  • Wind

    Southwest veering west 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
  • Sea State

    Mainly moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar