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The strong and cold northerly airflow will persist through tonight and tomorrow in most areas, but less cold conditions reaching northwestern parts on Wednesday morning will spread slowly southeastwards across the rest of the country through Wednesday and Thursday.

* 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 Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in east, backing westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers, rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, veering northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, backing northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in shelter, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North backing west, 4 or 5, then veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North, backing west or northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6, backing westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight, but moderate at times in far east.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, backing northerly, then westerly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 or 6, decreasing mainly 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, veering northeast 5 or 6, then backing north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair for a time in east.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North, backing northwest later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North veering northeast, 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in Bristol Channel, backing north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North backing northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, veering northeast 5 or 6, then backing north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North backing northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, backing northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7, backing northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in North Channel, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North 6 or 7, backing northwest 4 or 5, but becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, wintry at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North 6 or 7, backing northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6, then backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming rough, then moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon. Issued at 0338 UTC on 25 April 2017.

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 05:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 7 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6 at first in east, otherwise northwesterly, backing westerly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, then occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

    • Wind

      North to northeast 4 to 5, occasionally 6 with some gusts to 35kt near showers, decreasing 3 to 4 by the evening, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Scattered rain or hail showers with the risk of thunder, becoming isolated in the morning.
    • Visibility

      Good to very good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 to 4, occasionally 5 with gusts to 30kt near showers at first, backing northwest by the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers with a risk of hail and thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good to very good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Apr

  • Wind

    North 5 to 7, veering northeast 5 or 6, then backing north 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in shelter.
  • Weather

    Showers, becoming fair for a time in east.
  • Visibility

    Good.

18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

  • Wind

    North, backing northwest later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Apr