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High pressure will gradually pull away southeastwards into continental Europe over the next 36 hours, allowing more unsettled conditions to push in from the southwest, reaching most parts of the United Kingdom on Tuesday.

* 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough at first west and north of Orkney, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northwest, decreasing 3 at times in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to the west and north of Orkney, otherwise slight, occasionally moderate in far east.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable becoming south or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly south or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south or southwest later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, veering southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  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

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly veering southerly later 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight east the Lizard, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight at first east of the Lizard, otherwise moderate becoming rough later west of Lands End.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  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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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      East veering south later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in Bristol Channel, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough later in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  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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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast veering southeast later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Mostly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south later 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, but southeasterly 4 or 5 at times in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel, veering south later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate, except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but occasionally moderate in far south and in far north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but occasionally moderate in far south and in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, occasionally 6 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly becoming variable, then easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight east of Shetland, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

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

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

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      West becoming variable, then northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight east of Shetland, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 to 4, occasionally 5 mid Channel, veering south to southwest overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the southeast to moderate in the northwest.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist patches near the French coasts until mid-morning, and again overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, perhaps locally poor at first and overnight.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      South to southwest 3 to 4, occasionally 5 in the north and west, perhaps increasing 4 to 6 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate in the north, with a low swell developing overnight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers mist patches at times, especially in the mornings.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor becoming moderate to good for a time in the afternoon.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar