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High pressure will remain centred just to the southwest of the United Kingdom throughout this forecast period. Strong winds near the east coast will ease.

* 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 Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, backing westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7 decreasing 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in south, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in north, smooth or slight in south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later, except in far east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in east and for a time offshore further west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5 at first in east, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally at first moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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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    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      North veering northeast later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight, except in southwest.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southwest, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 veering north 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, backing westerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first, becoming smooth later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, backing west later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough until later in north, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4 in southeast, otherwise 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough in north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, backing westerly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in north, otherwise slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight, except in northern North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in northern North Channel, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Very rough at first in far north and in far south, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight at times in central areas.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in sheltered east, otherwise rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th 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: Northwesterly gale force 8

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later in east
    • Weather

      Mainly fair
    • Visibility

      Good

    12:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing west later
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough
    • Weather

      Occasional rain
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate later

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 4 to 5, locally 6 until mid-morning, veering north to northeast by midday, decreasing 2 to 4 during the afternoon, becoming variable 1 to 3 towards midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Risk of a light shower in the morning.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming northerly 2 to 4 during the morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Mon 25th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Mar

  • Wind

    Northwesterly veering northerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Slight in south, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
  • Weather

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good.

00:00 UTC Tue 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 26th Mar

  • Wind

    Northerly backing northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate in north, smooth or slight in south.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 25th Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).