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A complex area of low pressure will remain slow moving over and around the United Kingdom bringing unsettled conditions to all areas throughout this forecast period.

* 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 Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in inner Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, decreasing 4 at times later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight in inner Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, veering north or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north or northwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first, and again later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north or northwest 5 or 6, then backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northerly or northeasterly, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northeasterly backing northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northeasterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, veering north or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches at first, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northeast backing northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  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 Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly south or southwest 3 or 4, becoming north or northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time later in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches at first, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast backing northwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  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 Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time later in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  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 Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6, backing westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  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 Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing west or northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing west or northwest 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest backing west for a time later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then south 5 to 7, veering west 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain or sleet later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  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 Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly backing westerly for a time later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southerly 5 to 7, veering westerly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain or sleet later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly veering southeasterly 5 or 6, then becoming cyclonic, mainly westerly, 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain or sleet later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly or southwesterly, but becoming cyclonic for a time in south, 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  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 Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly or southwesterly, but becoming cyclonic for a time in south, 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest, backing west later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in sheltered east, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, occasionally thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northerly gale force 8 backing northwesterly later, issued 25/0952.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, some heavy with a risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, some heavy with a risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      South to southwest 2 to 4, veering north to northeast late Sunday morning and increasing 5 to 6 around midday.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight, becoming moderate by midday Sunday.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers dying out overnight, risk of showers again Sunday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in showers.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North to northeast 5 to 6, decreasing 4 to 5 overnight, backing northwest during Monday.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Sat 25th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

  • Wind

    North or northwest, backing west or northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

  • Wind

    West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers, rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Apr