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A ridge of high pressure over the United Kingdom will move away eastwards as deep areas of low pressure move northeastwards between Scotland and Iceland.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South, veering west for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in the Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, veering southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in the Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west later, 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering west 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering west 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering west or southwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southerly gale force 8 in operation at time of issue.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6 increasing 7 or gale 8, veering westerly 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8 at first in east, otherwise westerly 4 or 5 backing southerly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 2 to 4, locally variable in the south by dawn, backing southwest 3 to 4 Jersey northwards by midday, occasionally 5 in the north.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, decreasing smooth or slight in the south by dawn.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower overnight a little rain in the north and west from mid afternoon to late evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in any showers or rain later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 5, increasing 6 at times in the north by dawn, veering northwest early Monday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, increasing moderate to rather rough by dawn, with a low swell later.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading from the west by mid afternoon, clearing Monday evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, perhaps occasionally poor, becoming good Monday evening.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 1st May

  • Wind

    South 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or drizzle at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

23:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 22:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

  • Wind

    South veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr