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The British Isles will lie within an easterly flow of air over the next couple of days, between high pressure centred to the north of Scotland, and low pressure centred near to 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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    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5 at first in east, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in east.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but often rough west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      South or southeast 2 or 3, backing northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 3, increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming slight later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in north, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in south.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in Strait of Dover, veering easterly 4 or 5, then backing easterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, veering east 4 or 5, then veering southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast, veering southeast later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 around exposed headlands and Isles of Scilly.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west, becoming variable 2 or 3 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough near Isles of Scilly at first, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, veering northerly 5 or 6 in west, then veering easterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west, becoming variable 2 or 3 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in west, otherwise slight, becoming smooth later in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, backing north 5 or 6, then veering northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast veering east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast veering east 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      East 4, backing northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, backing northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, backing northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in Firth of Clyde, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast veering east 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing northeasterly 3 or 4, then increasing 5 or 6 later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but smooth or slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but smooth or slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, veering east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in the far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering southwest 3 or 4, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight to east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 at first in north, otherwise variable 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough west of shetland.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      North to northeast 5 to 6 becoming cyclonic variable 2 to 4 this afternoon, then southeast to south 4 by early evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north and west this morning.
    • Weather

      Rain, perhaps locally heavy, becoming patchier this afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      South to southeast 3 to 4 backing east decreasing 2 or 3 in the afternoon, veering south overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in the north in the morning.
    • Weather

      A little light rain at times, dying out overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor in rain.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

  • Wind

    East 3 or 4, backing northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth at first in Firth of Clyde, otherwise slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

  • Wind

    Northeast veering east 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near Mull of Kintyre.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr