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A large area of high pressure centred close to northern Scotland will slowly drift northwards over the next couple of days. Strong winds across southern areas on Saturday will gradually ease. A few showers will affect central areas on Sunday.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate north and west of Orkney, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first in Moray Firth, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor at first in Moray Firth.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering easterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in east, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate offshore later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, decreasing 3 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      North veering northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then veering southeast 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, veering east or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south until later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers until later in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th 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 Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 around headlands until later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later east of Start Point.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th 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 Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in far east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th 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 Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but smooth in shelter in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th 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 Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast veering southeast later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast, backing north for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or southeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast, backing northeast for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate west of Rathlin Island.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  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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    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in far south and far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, veering northerly then northeasterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly goo.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil in operation at time of issue.

    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4 veering north 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 4 or 5, perhaps 6 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 6 to 7 with gusts to 45kt, locally 5 in the south and east of the area.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, locally moderate in the south and east of the area.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first in the south, clearing to fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 6, perhaps 7 at first, decreasing 4 to 5 during the afternoon, then 4 on Monday.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, locally rough in the west at first, decreasing slight to moderate by evening, with an increasing swell.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Sat 18th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 19th Apr

  • Wind

    East or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

05:00 UTC Sun 19th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 20th Apr

  • Wind

    East or northeast 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, becoming slight later.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 18th Apr