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A strong westerly flow covers the United Kingdom with an Atlantic depression moving quickly east to cross Scotland later today. A colder showery northwesterly flow spreading to all parts for Tuesday.

* 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north, becoming slight for a time in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West backing southeast, then veering southwest and later northwest, 5 to 7, increasing 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West backing south 5 to 7, then veering southwest and later northwest, 5 to 7, increasing 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly for a time 5 to 7, increasing 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, veering westerly later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, backing southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West backing southwest then veering west later, 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later in west, but moderate at first in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in west at first, becoming moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 for a time later in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in Bristol Channel until later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing southwest for a time, 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later in south.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, backing southwest 6 to gale 8, then veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West backing southwest, then veering west or northwest 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 or 7, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West backing south or southwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 then veering west and later northwest, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southerly or southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, then veering westerly and later northwesterly, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West backing south for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, then veering west and later northwest, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming very high for a time.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West becoming cyclonic then northwest, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far south, becoming slight in shelter for a time.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, then becoming very rough or high in far south and in far north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West becoming cyclonic then northwest, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high, occasionally very high in far west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5, then veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west, but slight to east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly gale force 8 expected soon (issued 29/2138 GMT)

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, then southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight in lee of east shetland, becoming very rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 4 to 5 backing southwest by midday, increasing 6 to 7 this afternoon, then 7 to gale 8 this evening, veering west to northwest by morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough becoming rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle this afternoon and overnight, clearing around dawn.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 5 to 6 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough becoming rather rough to rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar

The Channel Islands

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 04:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

  • Wind

    Northwest to west 4 to 5 backing southwest by midday, increasing 6 to 7 this afternoon, then 7 to gale 8 this evening, veering west to northwest by morning.
  • Sea State

    Moderate to rather rough becoming rough to very rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle this afternoon and overnight, clearing around dawn.
  • Visibility

    Moderate to good, occasionally moderate to poor.

05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

  • Wind

    Northwest to west 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 5 to 6 in the evening.
  • Sea State

    Rough to very rough becoming rather rough to rough.
  • Weather

    Isolated showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate to good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 30th Mar