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High pressure will gradually pull away southeastwards into the near Continent over the next 48 hours, eventually allowing more unsettled conditions to push in from the southwest.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough to the west and north of Orkney, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to the west and north of Orkney, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th 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.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east, 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing for a time in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor for a time in north.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2, then becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 until later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  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 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      East veering southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 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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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4 veering south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 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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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      East or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time, then veering south later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 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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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time in North Channel, then veering south later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but occasionally rough at first near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th 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.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 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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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming variable, then easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight east of Shetland, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 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.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight east of shetland, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 to 4, occasionally 5 mid Channel, veering southeast to south later Monday evening.
    • Sea State

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

      Risk of mist patches near the French coasts until dawn.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, perhaps occasionally poor in mist.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 3 to 4, veering south to southwest early morning, occasionally 5 in the north, increasing 4 to 6 Tuesday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate in the north, increasing moderate to rather rough Tuesday evening, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

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

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00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

00:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

  • Wind

    East 3 or 4 veering south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar