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High pressure will continue to persist to the north of Scotland over the next 48 hours, maintaining the mainly fine conditions across Scotland. Further south, areas of low pressure will track west across the English Channel, bringing unsettled conditions to the rest of the United Kingdom.

* 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 Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in northwest, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers with fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers with fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly, becoming cyclonic, then southerly later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwesterly, backing southerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming south or southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far west, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwest 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwest 3 or 4, backing south or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair, thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far north, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, showers later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast veering south or southeast later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7, veering east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southeasterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast veering south later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but mainly moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, but moderate in far north and far south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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 Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5, occasionally 6 later in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5, occasionally 6 in northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      South to southeast 4, locally 5 at first, backing southeast 3 to 4 by the morning, becoming east or variable 1 to 3 in the afternoon and south to southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      South to southwest 2 to 3, locally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

  • Wind

    Variable becoming northeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5, occasionally 6 later in northeast.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fog patches at first.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally very poor at first.

23:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 23:00 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

23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 10:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

  • Wind

    Variable 3 becoming northeast 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally very poor.

11:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

  • Wind

    Northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5, occasionally 6 in northeast later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr