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Low centred over southern Norway will move away eastwards and fill, allowing high pressure to generally build from the southwest. The high soon moving away from the far north on Friday, before returning on Saturday.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west 3 or 4, then backing south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in northwest, becoming slight later in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in northwest.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in northwest.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southeast, backing northeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, veering north 5 or 6, then decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, veering northerly 5 or 6, then veering northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, veering northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in Strait of Dover.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, veering northeast 4 or 5, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest veering northeast 3 or 4, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in far southwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest veering northeast 3 or 4, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming east or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  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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    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming east or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, veering northeast 3 or 4, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, veering northeast 3 or 4, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first in far north, becoming smooth later in far south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th 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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    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first near Mull of Kintyre, becoming smooth later in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3, then south or southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northwesterly gale force 8 at time of issue.

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers soon clearing.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 veering north overnight, then northeast to east in the morning, perhaps occasionally 5, decreasing 3 to 4 later in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate tomorrow.
    • Weather

      Fair becoming cloudy for a time overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 3 to 4, locally 5 on Saturday.
    • Sea State

      Slight, perhaps locally moderate in the north and west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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17:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

  • Wind

    Northwest veering northeast 3 or 4, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally smooth in east.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

17:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

  • Wind

    Variable 2 or 3, becoming east or northeast 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally smooth in east.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr