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The strong, showery, westerly or northwesterly airflow will continue to ease. Fronts will move erratically northeastwards tonight and during Thursday, with an area of low pressure sliding southeastwards across the United Kingdom on Friday.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 4 or 5, then southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southeast, then cyclonic later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southeast 5 or 6, then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southeast 5 or 6, then cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, veering northerly 3 or 4, then becoming variable, mainly southerly later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in west.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, then northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic, then southeast later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5, but becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, veering north, then southeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, veering southwest 4 or 5, then northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West veering north then southeast later, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north then southeast later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northerly then southeasterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north then southeast later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast veering northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, veering northerly then southeasterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic, then northwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, veering northerly then southeasterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic, then northwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

    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 decreasing gale force 8 imminent. (Issued on 31/2104)

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair perhaps isolated wintry showers at times.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, perhaps moderate or poor at times.

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

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 6, increasing 6 to 7 this evening, decreasing 5 to 6 by morning and mainly 4 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, decreasing moderate in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally moderate to poor in rain or drizzle.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 by dawn, occasionally 6, veering northwest during morning and increasing 5 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate with a low swell, locally rather rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, more persistent after midnight, clearing Friday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good Friday morning.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

  • Wind

    Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, veering northerly 3 or 4, then becoming variable, mainly southerly later.
  • Sea State

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

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor in west.

17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

  • Wind

    Southerly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, then northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr