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The United Kingdom lies in a chilly and showery airmass. A small, but vigorous low will bring strong winds to Northern Ireland and southwest Scotland today, before filling as it drifts into the North Sea on Tuesday. The next Atlantic system will bring strong winds and rain to southern and central areas later on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 for a time, increasing 6 at times in north and east.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate later north and west of Orkney, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, backing northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly veering westerly, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, backing southerly for a time, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 5 to 7, then veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West backing south later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 5 or 6, veering westerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but mainly moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in northeast.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, backing west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West backing southwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, then decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, then backing westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south, then backing westerly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough, occasionally very rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming west or northwest, then backing southwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later, except in far south and far north.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 5, then northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming west or northwest, then backing southwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 5, then northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, backing southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, then increasing 6 or 7 later, but becoming cyclonic, then southwesterly 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, wintry at times, rain or sleet later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 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: Nil

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in southeast, backing southerly or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, wintry at times, perhaps rain or sleet later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 soon increasing southeasterly 6 or 7, becoming cyclonic then southwesterly 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers or longer spells of rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight increasing slight to moderate, perhaps rather rough overnight.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower, especially overnight.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 4 to 5, decreasing 2 to 4 in the afternoon, backing southwest overnight and increasing 4 to 5 by morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain form the west Wednesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in rain.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 10:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

11:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 10:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

  • Wind

    West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally rough later.
  • Weather

    Rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr