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An intense area of high pressure centred south of Iceland will slowly move southwards. This will bring a strong to gale force northeasterly wind southern parts of the United Kingdom at first, decreasing overnight and during Monday morning.

* 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 Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in northwest, slight or moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in northwest, slight or moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north at first, then becoming variable 2 to 4 in Firth of Forth later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4 in Firth of Forth at first, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 6 to gale 8 at first in south , otherwise northerly or northwesterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      North or northeast 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first offshore.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      North veering east, 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 to 6, occasionally 7 near the Isles of Scilly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast veering east 4 to 6, occasionally 7 near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 to 6, veering east 3 or 4 in Bristol Channel later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth later in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first near great orme head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 in Solway Firth.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4 in Solway Firth at first, otherwise north backing northwest, 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first in southwest, becoming variable 2 to 4 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4 until later in east, otherwise northerly or northwesterly 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at times.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first in the North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      North 4 to 6, backing northwest 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 6, backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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: Nil at time of issue

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 04:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7
    • Sea State

      Rough but very rough in northeast for a time
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Mainly good

    05:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6 occasionally 7 in east at first
    • Sea State

      Rough but moderate in sheltered waters east of shetland
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Mainly good

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 6 to gale 8, with gusts to 50kt at times, decreasing 5 to 6, locally 7 by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, perhaps occasionally very rough in the far north and west, generally decreasing moderate to rather rough tomorrow morning.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, becoming isolated at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 6, locally 7, occasionally 4 near the french coast overnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, occasionally rough in the far north and west.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, becoming isolated at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 16:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

  • Wind

    Northeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first in west.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near Lands End.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

17:00 UTC Mon 30th Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

  • Wind

    Northeast 4 to 6, veering east 3 or 4 in Bristol Channel later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming smooth later in Bristol Channel.
  • Weather

    Showers for a time.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 29th Mar by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).