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The current very strong, showery, westerly or northwesterly airflow will only gradually ease during tonight and Wednesday. A warm front will move eastwards across southwestern then southern areas later on Wednesday and during Thursday.

* 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 Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 except in inner Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in north, moderate or rough near Aberdeenshire, slight or moderate in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7 becoming variable 2, then southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st 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 Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 2, then south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 2, then south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 backing west 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or less, then south 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first near northeast Norfolk, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 2, then southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in west, becoming variable 2, then southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5, but becoming variable 3 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st 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 Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in far west, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 or 7 decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st 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 Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in Bristol Channel, backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st 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 Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering northerly 4 later in far north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7 at first in south, otherwise northerly 4 becoming variable 2, then southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in south, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st 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 Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 backing west 5 to 7, then veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate, then slight later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then south or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 or 6, then 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then south or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st 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 Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in North Channel, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first except in Firth of Clyde, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then south or southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st 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 Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 or 6, then 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in far south and far north, otherwise moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 2, then southeasterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st 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 Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 2, then southeasterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      High becoming rough or very rough in west, rough becoming moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northwesterly severe gale force 9 expected soon, issued at 30/2106 UTC

    23:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest gale 8 or severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough in southeast, otherwise high becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later in east.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 in the north of the area at first, decreasing 4 or 5 in the morning, backing westerly 5 to 7 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

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

      Isolated showers at first, some rain or drizzle spreading in from the west in the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate, locally poor in rain or drizzle.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 during the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, decreasing mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, locally poor in rain or drizzle.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

  • Wind

    West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
  • Sea State

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

    Squally wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

  • Wind

    West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 2, then south 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers then fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar