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High pressure will continue to build across the United Kingdom, bringing most places a fine and quiet spell of weather for several days. However, strong pressure gradients on the southern side of the high will continue to bring the risk of gales along English Channel coasts, whilst strong southwesterly winds will continue initially in the far north.

* 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in south, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in northwest, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      In south, smooth or slight, in north moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in far south, but mainly 4 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in far south, but mainly 4 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 mainly in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first mainly in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 mainly in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in west.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 mainly in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first in southwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in southwest.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  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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    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south, becoming variable 3 at times mainly in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth, becoming rough at times near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming variable at times, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming east or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in south, occasionally 7 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first in north.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in south, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first in north.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 to 5, increasing 6 to 7 overnight, with some gusts to 45 knots by midday tomorrow.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate increasing moderate to rather rough and rough mid-Channel.
    • Weather

      Mist or haze.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 6 to 7, perhaps gale 8, veering east and decreasing 5 to 6 by Sunday morning.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough moderating on Sunday.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

  • Wind

    Northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 mainly in south.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

  • Wind

    Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first mainly in south.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar