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A large area of high pressure will remain slow moving to the southwest of the United Kingdom, maintaining quiet conditions here. However, areas of low pressure moving eastwards from Iceland to Norway will keep northern and later eastern areas windy with gales at times in the far north.

* 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 Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later in east, very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, very rough or high, becoming rough later, in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough near Rattray Head, otherwise smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough near Rattray Head, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 to 7, then veering north later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate, then moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable, mainly northwesterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate, then moderate or rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time in east, backing northerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northerly backing westerly for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate for a time offshore.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      North backing west for a time, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 * warning

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in far west, otherwise smooth or slight, occasionally moderate well offshore.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 * warning

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in southwest.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northeasterly backing westerly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in south and again later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less until later in southeast, otherwise westerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough and very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in far north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough or very rough near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high until later in far north and in far south, otherwise moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate in central areas.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in sheltered east, otherwise very rough or high, occasionally very high at first in north.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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: Westerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon issued 0342 UTC Friday 22 March 2019

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

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in north
    • Sea State

      High, occasionally very high at first, but rough or very rough east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Squally, occasionally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west later, 6 to gale 8
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, but moderate or rough just east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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 Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

    • Wind

      East to northeast 2 to 3, increasing 3 to 4 by late afternoon, locally 5 at times form late afternoon until dawn tomorrow, then backing northeast to north towards midday tomorrow.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth till dusk, perhaps locally moderate overnight.
    • Weather

      Occasional mist or haze occasional light rain or drizzle across far north of area from late afternoon, and spreading south to all parts tonight and tomorrow morning, becoming fair in far north of area by midday tomorrow.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, locally poor or very poor, especially tomorrow morning.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate overnight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Patchy drizzle and mist in all but far north of area at first fair or fine conditions spreading from the north to all parts by late afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Mar

  • Wind

    Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable, mainly northwesterly later, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

12:00 UTC Sun 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

  • Wind

    Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate, then moderate or rough later in north.
  • Weather

    Showers later.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).