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With low pressure to the north, and high pressure to the south, a showery westerly airflow will dominate the weather for the next day or so. Then a deep area of low pressure is expected to approach southwestern parts on Thursday night, moving into southern England during Friday, bringing strong winds with gales in the south.

* 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly later in north, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough at times in far northwest, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in far northwest, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr

  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 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, but occasionally 7 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery for a time, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing southerly or southeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth, becoming rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing southerly, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair, then occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south or southeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, veering southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair, then occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, then increasing 6 or 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5 at first in east, otherwise cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, decreasing mainly 4, backing southerly 4 or 5 later, increasing 6 or 7 later in far southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5 at first in east, otherwise cyclonic 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight, becoming very rough for a time in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south later, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic, then north later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery for a time, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east, backing north or northeast, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming mainly moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later, then becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming east, backing north later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north, or very rough for a time in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly, backing northerly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in northeast, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly, backing northerly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr

  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 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      West, becoming variable, 3 or 4, then becoming north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, but occasionally 7 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly smooth in central areas, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, but occasionally 7 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering north or northwest, 4 or 5, but becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr

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

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

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 11:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, veering northerly later in west
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight in sheltered eastern waters
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Mainly good

    12:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, but southwesterly 3 or 4 at first in east
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight in sheltered eastern waters
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Mainly good

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 5, locally 6 in the north, with gusts to 35kt until dawn, decreasing 3 to 4 by early afternoon, locally variable 1 to 3 Jersey southwards, backing south to southeast in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, decreasing slight to moderate in the morning.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers dying out in the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 to 4, increasing 5 to 6 by mid morning, perhaps locally 7, veering southwest by early afternoon, increasing 5 to 7 in the afternoon, veering west in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell, becoming moderate to rather rough by midday, locally rough in the afternoon in the north.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading in from the west by dawn, locally heavy, becoming lighter and patchy in the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor for a time in rain.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr

The Channel Islands

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Thu 26th Apr – 23:59 UTC Thu 26th Apr

  • Wind

    Westerly 4 to 5, locally 6 in the north, with gusts to 35kt until dawn, decreasing 3 to 4 by early afternoon, locally variable 1 to 3 Jersey southwards, backing south to southeast in the evening.
  • Sea State

    Moderate to rather rough, decreasing slight to moderate in the morning.
  • Weather

    Isolated showers dying out in the afternoon.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

00:00 UTC Fri 27th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 27th Apr

  • Wind

    Southerly 3 to 4, increasing 5 to 6 by mid morning, perhaps locally 7, veering southwest by early afternoon, increasing 5 to 7 in the afternoon, veering west in the evening.
  • Sea State

    Slight with a low swell, becoming moderate to rather rough by midday, locally rough in the afternoon in the north.
  • Weather

    Rain spreading in from the west by dawn, locally heavy, becoming lighter and patchy in the afternoon.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate to poor for a time in rain.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Apr