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A large area of high pressure centred close to northern Scotland will gradually drift northwards over the next couple of days, but will maintain its influence across the whole of the United Kingdom throughout. However, strong winds across southern areas should slowly ease.

* 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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    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate north and west of Orkney, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northeasterly veering southeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north then veering northeast later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast veering east 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, backing northerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly veering easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south until later, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th 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

    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first around headlands, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in west, becoming slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough until later in west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th 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

    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, backing northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in far east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th 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

    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th 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

    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast, backing north later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, veering southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast, backing north for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, veering southeasterly later, 4 or 5, but variable 3 or 4 at first in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

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

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

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    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly, then veering southeasterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east, then veering southeast later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far north and in far south, otherwise smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly veering southerly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far north and in far south, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly veering southerly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, veering northerly then northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in sheltered east, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, backing north then northeasterly 4 or 5, perhaps 6 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth at first in shelter east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4 but 5, perhaps 6 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 6 to 7 with gusts to 45kt, locally 5 in the south and east of the area, decreasing 5 to 6 around dawn tomorrow.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, locally moderate in the east of the area.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 5 to 6, decreasing 4 to 5 early evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, locally rough in the west at first, decreasing mainly moderate by evening with an increasing swell.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

The Minch

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11:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

  • Wind

    Variable, mainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate in far north and in far south, otherwise smooth.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

11:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

  • Wind

    Easterly or northeasterly veering southerly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time in north.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate in far north and in far south, otherwise smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr