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An area of high pressure will move east across the United Kingdom to be centred close to Norway by Saturday, maintaining generally settled conditions, but Atlantic fronts will affect the far northwest for a time. A developing area of low pressure will spread unsettled and rather windy conditions across southern areas on Sunday.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 in inner Moray Firth, otherwise southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor in north.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 in inner Moray Firth, otherwise southerly 4 or 5, but becoming cyclonic for a time in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in north.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southeast backing east later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north veering southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast, backing east or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      North veering east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, backing northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 5 or 6, then easterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, backing northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair, then rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, backing north 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th 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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    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northeast 3 or 4, becoming east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, occasionally 6 around headlands, backing north 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming mainly moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northeast 3 or 4, becoming east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 around headlands.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

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

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

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    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming east 3 or 4, then backing northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later around headlands.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast backing east 3 or 4, then backing northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming east or southeast 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast backing north or northeast, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  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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    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight, but moderate in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      South backing southeast later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair, then occasional rain or drizzle later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later, in north.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      South becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th 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

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly becoming variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 5 or 6 for a time in far northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 or 5 later, then veering northerly later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering northerly in northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 3 to 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East to northeast 4 to 5, backing north by morning, perhaps locally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain from around dawn on Sunday.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr

The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less, becoming southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate in far north, otherwise smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

11:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

  • Wind

    Variable, mainly southeasterly, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Mainly slight, but moderate in far north.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 18th Apr