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The very strong, showery, westerly or northwesterly airstream will only gradually ease during the next day or so. A warm front will edge erratically northeastwards into southern and southwestern areas later Wednesday and during Thursday.

* 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 Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in northeast.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, veering north 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south and near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, backing westerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, backing west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, occasionally rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, backing west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, backing west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, backing west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 or gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, backing west 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 6 or 7, veering northwest 3 or 4, backing south later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north, backing west or northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable, then southeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight in east, rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough, in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north, backing westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high near Mull of Kintyre, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable, then southeasterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight, except in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, then veering southeast later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in south, decreasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough at first in far south and far north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in south, decreasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, but very high at first in south.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9, backing west or northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later (issued 30/2106 GMT)

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate at first in shelter east of Shetland, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, perhaps wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, perhaps wintry at times becoming isolated for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 6 to 7, locally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt in the north, decreasing 5 to 6 towards dawn.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough decreasing rather rough to rough overnight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 4 to 5, increasing 5 to 6 Wednesday afternoon, locally 7 in the north by evening, decreasing 4 to 5 during Thursday morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, with swell, increasing rather rough to rough for a time overnight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, locally poor on Thursday.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

  • Wind

    Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north, backing west or northwest 5 to 7 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Squally wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

  • Wind

    West 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable, then southeast later, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Moderate becoming slight in east, rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough, in north.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar