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A complex area of low pressure over the United Kingdom will gradually sink southwards, allowing pressure to build strongly over northern areas during the next couple of days, bringing quieter conditions to most places by the weekend.

* 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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    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in east, but becoming smooth at times in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in far northwest.
    • Sea State

      Mainly smooth in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north, and occasionally very rough later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south, veering easterly 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7, backing northeast 4 or 5, then veering east 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      East, veering south or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      East backing northeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, veering east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, backing northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in far west, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable or cyclonic 3 or 4, becoming northeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain in south, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  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

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable or cyclonic 3 or 4, becoming northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  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

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 6 or 7 at first in north, otherwise cyclonic becoming northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in southeast, decreasing 4 or 5, then veering easterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in east, then occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  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

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in far south, decreasing 4 or 5, then veering easterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in North Channel, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming smooth later in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in south, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far north and in far south, becoming smooth or slight in central areas.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in central areas, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in far north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in far north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, backing southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight or moderate in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

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

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

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight or moderate in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable or east 2 to 4, becoming northeast 4 to 5 around dawn, perhaps occasionally 6 mid-channel, increasing 6 to 7 Guernsey northwards in the afternoon, perhaps occasionally gale 8, veering southeast 4 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, becoming rather rough to rough Guernsey northwards from late afternoon.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, becoming more frequent or prolonged in the afternoon, perhaps heavy, especially towards evening risk of hail and thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in showers.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast to east 3 to 4, backing northeast by noon, locally 5 mid-channel, increasing 5 to 6 by evening, perhaps locally 7 mid-channel by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a low swell, but rather rough in the northwest of the area at first, generally becoming rather rough to rough during the evening.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers in the north at first, perhaps prolonged and heavy risk of hail and thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in showers.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

  • Wind

    Variable or cyclonic 3 or 4, becoming northeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in southwest.
  • Weather

    Rain for a time.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

  • Wind

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

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

    Occasional rain in south, becoming fair later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar