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High pressure will continue to build across the United Kingdom, bringing most places a fine and quiet spell of weather for several days. However, strong pressure gradients on the southern side of the high will continue to bring the risk of gales along English Channel coasts.

* 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

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west or southwest at first, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east veering west or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south, decreasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south, but mainly 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far south, but mainly slight in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast veering east later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast veering east later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in southwest at first, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast veering east later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in southwest, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5 at times in southeast, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4 in southeast, otherwise variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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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    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in south, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, but decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough in far north and rough later in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, but decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

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

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

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 to 4, locally 5 or 6 in the extreme north, backing northeast around midday and increasing 4 to 6, further increasing 6 to 7, early evening perhaps occasionally gale 8 by Saturday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the south to rather rough in the north, generally becoming rather rough to rough from early evening.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower this morning.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 6 to 7,occasionally gale 8, decreasing 5 to 6 Sunday morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough with a low swell, rough in the north and west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar

Isle of Man

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06:00 UTC Fri 24th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Mar

  • Wind

    Northeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

06:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 24th Mar