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Pressure will remain high across southern parts of the United Kingdom, maintaining quiet, settled conditions here. However an area of low pressure will move to the northwest of the United Kingdom during the next 48 hours, bring gales or severe gales to some northern and western areas.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly, then veering southwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      To the west and north of Orkney, moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later, but elsewhere slight or moderate throughout.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

      To the west and north of Orkney, rough becoming very rough or high, but elsewhere slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then south or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 4 or 5, then veering southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northerly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwesterly at times, 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southwesterly, then veering northerly later, 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      South, becoming variable at times, 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest, 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times, veering north or northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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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    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming south later, 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to the west of Lizard Point, slight elsewhere.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, veering north or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to the west of Lizard Point, slight elsewhere.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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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    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west, then northwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later, but becoming variable 3 or 4 at times in Liverpool Bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate except in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in Liverpool Bay, otherwise south or southwest 5 to 7, veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, then increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, occasionally drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, otherwise mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain at first in north, otherwise mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, veering westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, and again later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south, then veering southwest later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight for a time in central areas, then occasionally very rough later in far north and far south.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but mainly very rough or high in far north and far south.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south, then veering southwest later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but occasionally moderate in sheltered eastern waters.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle at time of issue: Gale now ceased but southerly severe gale force 9 expected later (issued 21/0344)

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 backing south or southwest 5 to 7
    • Sea State

      Rough, but moderate in sheltered eastern waters
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, rain later
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later

    00:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in sheltered eastern waters at first
    • Weather

      Occasional rain
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming southeasterly 2 to 3 Friday morning, locally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches and light drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor, perhaps locally very poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 2 to 3, locally 4, becoming variable 1 to 3 in the afternoon, then mainly northeasterly 2 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches, mainly Saturday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The Channel Islands

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12:00 UTC Thu 21st Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Mar

  • Wind

    Variable 1 to 3, becoming southeasterly 2 to 3 Friday morning, locally 4.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Mist or fog patches and light drizzle at times.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate to poor, perhaps locally very poor.

12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Mar

  • Wind

    Southeast to south 2 to 3, locally 4, becoming variable 1 to 3 in the afternoon, then mainly northeasterly 2 to 4 overnight.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, with a low swell.
  • Weather

    Mist or fog patches, mainly Saturday morning.
  • Visibility

    Good, perhaps locally poor or very poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).