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The westerly or northwesterly airflow currently affecting the British Isles will continue to ease as a ridge of high pressure edges in from the west. However various Atlantic fronts will also move in slowly from the west bringing some rain and drizzle at times.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7 becoming variable 2, then southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough near Cape Wrath.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7 becoming variable 2, then southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 becoming variable 2, then southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 2, then south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 backing southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 2, then southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near northeast Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then backing easterly or northeasterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in west, veering northerly 3 or 4, becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in west.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 for a time at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in east, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southwest 4 or 5, then veering northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight in east, rough becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 veering northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in Bristol Channel, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7 at first south of the Lleyn Peninsula, otherwise northerly becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 4 becoming southwest 4 or 5, then veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 2, then southeasterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic then northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic then northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 2, then southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 becoming cyclonic 4 then northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 2, then southeasterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel, becoming variable 3 then northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 2, then southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in far north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic then northwesterly, 5 to 7 in south but 3 or 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 2 then southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair, rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic then northwesterly, 5 to 7 in south but 3 or 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough at first in west and north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Rough in northwest, moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, occasionally 7, decreasing 4 or 5 by noon, then 3 or 4 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, decreasing moderate by afternoon and slight or moderate in the evening.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, locally moderate or poor in rain or drizzle.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5 by dawn, veering northwest 5 or 6 by mid-morning, further veering north 4 or 5 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, soon increasing moderate to rather rough, locally rough in the west from late afternoon.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, more persistent after midnight, clearing Friday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good Friday morning.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr