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A ridge of high pressure will build across northern and eastern areas for a time today. However Atlantic fronts currently across western and southern parts will spread outbreaks of rain slowly northeastwards across the British Isles during the next 48 hours.

* 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 Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast veering west 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Cape Wrath.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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 Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering westerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6 becoming variable 2, then southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near northeast Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, but fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7 at first in west, otherwise northerly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in west.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally southeasterly 5 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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 Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northerly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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 Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7 becoming variable 3 or 4, then west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Apr

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then southeast 4 or 5, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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 Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 2 or 3, then northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5 becoming variable 2, then northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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 Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic then northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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 Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming southeast 4, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast veering northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 2, then southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in far north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic then westerly, 4 or 5, but 6 or 7 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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 Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 2, then southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in far north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic then westerly, 4 or 5, but 6 or 7 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in west and north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable mainly east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing mainly 4 by noon, backing southwest 5 by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, decreasing mainly moderate by afternoon.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain or drizzle, risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, locally poor, perhaps very poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 or 6 by mid-morning, further veering north 4 or 5 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, increasing rather rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain, drizzle and fog patches clearing in the morning, becoming fair to cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, becoming good Friday morning.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Apr

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 5 or 6 becoming variable 2, then southerly 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near northeast Norfolk.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain, but fair for a time.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Apr

  • Wind

    Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then becoming variable later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
  • Weather

    Rain at times.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Apr