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Although pressure will stay high between greenland and northern Scandinavia, a deepening Atlantic low will move into the Southwest Approaches by Saturday then remain slow moving through Sunday.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 4 in Moray Firth at first, otherwise east or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches in north and east at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or poor occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later except in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, veering southeasterly for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north at first.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog banks at first.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog banks until later.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south for a time, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Mainly northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5, becoming cyclonic or southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in north.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic or southwesterly, backing southeasterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly becoming cyclonic then westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5, increasing 5 or 6 in east later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing south or southwest later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Remaining slight in good shelter, otherwise becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7 later, occasionally gale 8 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in west later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly in east at first, otherwise southerly or southwesterly, becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8 later, but mainly 4 or 5 in far east.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly in east at first, otherwise southerly or southwesterly, backing southeasterly then becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, rough or very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable mainly east or northeast 2 or 3, occasionally 4, increasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast, backing northeast later, 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Remaining slight in shelter, otherwise becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable mainly east or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast backing northeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor at times.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable mainly east or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast backing northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th 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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    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable mainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly backing northeasterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable mainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast backing northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable mainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5, increasing mainly 5 or 6 in north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in far north for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable mainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5, increasing mainly 5 or 6 in north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, backing east or northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil in operation at time of issue.

    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, backing east or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North 2 to 3, backing northwest overnight and increasing 3 to 4, locally 5, further backing west 2 to 4 in the afternoon, then south by evening, increasing 6 to 7 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate to rather rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain, clearing for a time during the afternoon and evening risk of thunder at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor in rain.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

    • Wind

      South to southeast 6 to 7, veering south to southwest and decreasing 5 to 6 overnight, occasionally 7, veering southwest to west by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough with swell, locally rough in the north and west.
    • Weather

      Rain, clearing to occasional showers by dawn.
    • Visibility

      Good except in rain or showers.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

Shetland Isles

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23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

  • Wind

    Southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, backing east or northeast 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

23:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Apr

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil in operation at time of issue.

23:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

  • Wind

    Southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

11:00 UTC Fri 25th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

  • Wind

    Southeast 3 or 4, backing east or northeast 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 24th Apr