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A ridge of high pressure will move eastwards during tonight and on Friday, but a weakening Atlantic low pressure system will edge into southwestern areas. Thereafter, deep areas of low pressure moving eastwards will bring very unsettled and very windy conditions to all areas.

* 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming southeast, then cyclonic, then west, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough, and very rough for a time in north, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, backing south later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, increasing 6 to gale 8, then veering west or southwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, backing south later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, then veering southwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, backing southerly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time in north, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, then veering westerly or southwesterly.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, veering southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing south for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor and very poor at times later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then veering southwesterly later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor and very poor at times later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5 at first in east, otherwise southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southeast later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering west or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, backing southwest, then southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering west or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing south or southeast later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, then southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast veering west or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, then southeasterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough and very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6, then southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering west or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, backing southeast, then becoming cyclonic, then west later, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, backing southeast, then becoming cyclonic, then west later, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest for a time, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight until later in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 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: Northwesterly gale force 8.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 at first in east, otherwise northwesterly 5 or 6 decreasing 4, then backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in shelter east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, but 4 at first in east, increasing 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight at first in shelter east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 backing west decreasing 3 to 4 overnight, backing southerly increasing 4 to 5 in the afternoon, veering southwest to west in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle from afternoon risk of fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate to very poor later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4 to 5, increasing 5 to 6 Saturday morning, locally 7 in the north of the area later.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with swell becoming moderate to rather rough, occasionally rough in the north later.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain or drizzle risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate to poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

The Minch

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

  • Wind

    Northwest backing south or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

00:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

  • Wind

    South 4 or 5, backing southeast, then becoming cyclonic, then west later, 7 to severe gale 9.
  • Sea State

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

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar