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Low pressure over the Bay of Biscay will gradually fill with pressure building strongly across northern areas. With high pressure becoming dominant, a quiet spell of weather will gradually develop.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in the Moray Firth, becoming rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in the Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight in the Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 except in far south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  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

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  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

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  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

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 5 or 6 except in far south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in far north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in far north.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 in south, but 5 or 6 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Drizzle at times in far north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in far north.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  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

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 5 or 6 except in far south.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle later in far north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in far north.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 in south, but 5 or 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time except in far south.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times in far north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in far north.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 at first in north, otherwise 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: None.

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 until later in north, otherwise 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occaisonally very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast to east, 3 to 5 in the south and 6 to 7 in the north, occasionally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt north of Alderney this evening, becoming generally easterly 3 to 4 before dawn, locally 6 in the north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the south to rather rough in the north, perhaps rough Alderney northwards overnight.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain, perhaps prolonged and heavy by early evening with a risk of thunder, clearing after midnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor at times.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 4 in the south to 6 in the north, increasing generally 6 to 7 early evening, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in the south with a swell, rather rough in the north and west increasing rough in the evening.
    • Weather

      Risk of showers until evening.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

  • Wind

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

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

12:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

  • Wind

    Variable, mainly east or northeast, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Mar