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A strong westerly flow covers the United Kingdom with an Atlantic depression moving quickly east to cross Scotland later on Monday.

* 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 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, backing south or southwest 4 or 5, then veering west later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough becoming very rough in north, slight or moderate becoming rough in east.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming wintry.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, backing south or southeast 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic then west later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Rattray Head later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, backing south 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, veering westerly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, backing southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, backing southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate for a time in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, backing southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest or west, 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 at first, veering northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Rough, occasionally very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 or 7, backing southwest 5 or 6, then veering west or southwest, 7 or gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southerly or southwesterly, then veering westerly , 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough near Mull of Kintyre later.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar

  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 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor in south.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, in northeast at first, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, backing southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • 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.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 10:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4 at first in north and east otherwise northwest backing west later, 5 to 7.
    • 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.

    11:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7 backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West to northwest 5 to 6, decreasing 4 occasionally 5 by morning, backing southwest by midday, increasing 6 to 7 during the afternoon, veering southwest to west 7 to gale 8 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough, decreasing moderate to rather rough by morning, increasing rough to very rough by evening.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, clearing for time in the morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, locally moderate to good for a time in the morning.

    23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, veering northwest and decreasing 6 to 7 in the morning, further decreasing 5 to 6 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Rough, locally very rough at first, decreasing rather rough by evening.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle clearing around dawn on Tuesday.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, becoming good Tuesday morning.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar

The Channel Islands

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 22:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

  • Wind

    West to northwest 5 to 6, decreasing 4 occasionally 5 by morning, backing southwest by midday, increasing 6 to 7 during the afternoon, veering southwest to west 7 to gale 8 in the evening.
  • Sea State

    Rather rough, decreasing moderate to rather rough by morning, increasing rough to very rough by evening.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle, clearing for time in the morning.
  • Visibility

    Moderate to very poor, locally moderate to good for a time in the morning.

23:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 22:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

  • Wind

    West 6 to gale 8, veering northwest and decreasing 6 to 7 in the morning, further decreasing 5 to 6 by evening.
  • Sea State

    Rough, locally very rough at first, decreasing rather rough by evening.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle clearing around dawn on Tuesday.
  • Visibility

    Moderate to poor, becoming good Tuesday morning.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar