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A deep area of low pressure near north Scotland will move away northeastwards, leaving all of the United Kingdom in a strong and unsettled westerly airflow with gales or severe gales at times.

* 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 Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering west 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, 6 to gale 8, occasional severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Mainly west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain at first then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th 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 Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in far west at first, becoming moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th 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 Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th 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 Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6, backing southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in south, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th 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 Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, veering west 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      West, veering northwest for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th 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 Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north, decreasing 4 or 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th 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 Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north, decreasing 4 or 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in east at first, becoming cyclonic then westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later to the east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southeasterly severe gale force 9

    12:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in east, becoming cyclonic then westerly or northwesterly, 5 to 7, but gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain soon clearing to showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first in northeast, becoming moderate later close to lee of east shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 5 to 6, occasionally 7 in the north of the area, increasing 7 to gale 8 tomorrow morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in the south to rough in the north becoming rough to very rough tomorrow.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 7 to gale 8 decreasing 6 to 7 around dusk then 5 to 6 in the evening, veering west to northwest further decreasing 4 to 5 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough becoming moderate to rather rough with swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar

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 Sat 28th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

  • Wind

    Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Mull of Kintyre.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

12:00 UTC Sun 29th Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 30th Mar

  • Wind

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

    Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Mar