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The United Kingdom lies in a chilly and showery airmass. A small, but vigorous low will bring strong winds to Northern Ireland and the northern Irish Sea this evening, before filling as it drifts into the North Sea on Tuesday. The next Atlantic system will bring strong winds and rain to southern and central areas overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, before showery conditions resume later on Wednesday.

* 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 Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming mainly southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate north and west of Orkney, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4, then becoming northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far northwest and later in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first in north, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 until later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast veering west or southwest, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough for a time later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 for a time, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, veering southerly 5 or 6, then veering westerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time later in northeast.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 4 at first in east, otherwise westerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough for a time later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time, then veering west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time, except in far east.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West backing southwest, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 6 or 7, then backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in west, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south, then backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight north of Arran, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south, then backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming west or northwest, then backing southwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough until later in far south and far north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest backing northeast, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming west or northwest, then backing southwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest backing northeast, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, backing southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, then increasing 6 or 7 later, but becoming cyclonic, then southwesterly 4 in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers, wintry at times, rain or sleet later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Few wintry showers at first then rain or showers, heavy at times, perhaps thundery for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7 in north and east, occasionally 4 later. cyclonic 4 in south and west becoming southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, heavy at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 4 to 5 increasing 5 to 6 for a time overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers overnight.
    • Visibility

      Very good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 3 to 4 backing southwest in the evening, increasing 4 to 5 overnight, then 5 to 6 by dawn on Wednesday, veering west decreasing 4 to 5 later in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate becoming moderate to rather rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain Wednesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good or very good, occasionally moderate in rain.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr

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

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

  • Wind

    West backing southwest, 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

17:00 UTC Tue 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 29th Apr

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain for a time.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 27th Apr