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A deep area of low pressure between Iceland and Norway will gradually move southwestwards and gradually fill. A second, quite vigorous low will move towards southwest Scotland today, before moving eastwards across northern areas as a filling feature tonight. A third Atlantic low will move towards Northern Ireland later on 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 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West backing south for a time 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight in inner Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  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 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, backing southerly for a time, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southerly later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing south, then veering west later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West backing south later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North becoming variable 3 or 4, then south, then veering west later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West backing south later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southerly, veering westerly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but mainly moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northeast, backing west later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West backing south or southwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North backing northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North backing northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable becoming westerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 5 to 7, veering west 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 veering west or southwest 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  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 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming southwest, then cyclonic 5 to 7, then west or northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate, becoming poor for a time later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough in north and for a time in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly or southeasterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: northwesterly gale force 8 continuing, issued at 26/0943 UTC

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, some wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, backing south or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, some wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North to northeast 4 to 5, very soon decreasing 3 to 4, backing northwest to west in the afternoon, increasing 4 to 5 early evening, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, becoming moderate to rather rough this evening.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 Tuesday afternoon, backing southwest in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, becoming mainly slight in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Fair, becoming cloudy Wednesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

  • Wind

    Westerly or northwesterly, backing southerly for a time, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north, decreasing 4 at times.
  • Sea State

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

    Fair then showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

  • Wind

    Westerly or northwesterly backing southerly later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers, rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr