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The strong, showery, westerly or northwesterly airflow currently affecting the British Isles will continue to ease. Fronts will move erratically northeastwards later today, tonight and during Thursday, with an area of low pressure sliding southeastwards across the United Kingdom during Friday.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      North veering southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing south or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing south or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing south or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, veering northerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in northeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then southerly 4 or 5,.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, veering northerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in west.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly becoming variable, then southerly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly, then westerly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, veering north, then southeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, veering southwest 4 or 5, then northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 6 or 7 decreasing 4 or 5, then veering north, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West veering north or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southeast 4 or 5, then veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming variable, mainly north, backing southeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, becoming variable, mainly northerly, backing easterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, veering northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north, then southeast later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, veering northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, veering northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable, then southerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, backing southeasterly, then becoming cyclonic, then northwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, veering northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable, then southerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, backing southeasterly, then becoming cyclonic, then northwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 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: Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent. (Issued on 31/2104)

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 22:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, perhaps heavy or thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Isolated wintry showers at first, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps moderate or poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 5, perhaps 6 at first, increasing 6 to 7 by midnight, decreasing 4 to 5 again by midday.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough, increasing rough for a time overnight.
    • Weather

      Some light rain or drizzle spreading in from the west this evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor in rain or drizzle.

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 overnight and backing southwest, veering northwest Friday morning and increasing 5 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, decreasing moderate for a time overnight.
    • Weather

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

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

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

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

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

  • Wind

    West or southwest 5 to 7, veering north, then southeast later, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

  • Wind

    Southeast 3 or 4, veering southwest 4 or 5, then northwest 5 to 7 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr