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A deep area of low pressure centred over Scotland will move eastwards into the North Sea and fill. A ridge of high pressure will build across southern England on Saturday.

* 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north 5 or 6 occasionally 7 for a time around Rattray Head, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough for a time around Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6, backing south 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later near Cape Wrath.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north 6 to gale 8, backing northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing west 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6 later, then backing south 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming north, 5 to 7 occasionally gale 8 for a time, backing northwest 5 or 6 later, then backing west 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate until later.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 4 or 5 later, then backing south 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough for a time later.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair, showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, becoming southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair, showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time in east, veering northwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4 increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair, showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair, showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  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

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4 later, then backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, veering northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest veering north or northwest for a time, 5 or 6 decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing south or southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, backing westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, backing south 6 to gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9, then veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, backing south 6 to gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9, then veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4, backing northerly 5 or 6, backing westerly 4 later, then becoming variable 3 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

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

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

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4, backing north 5 or 6 soon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, increasing rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, perhaps isolated wintry shower.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing west 4. becoming variable 3 later in the east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, perhaps isolated wintry shower.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 6, decreasing 4 to 5 by midday, occasionally 3, veering northwest to north this evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, occasionally rough mid-channel at first, becoming slight to moderate by evening.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, perhaps persistent and heavy at times, clearing by evening, then isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain or showers.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 by evening, backing southwest overnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate with a low swell, becoming mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, dying out in the evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

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

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

  • Wind

    Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, backing westerly 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

  • Wind

    Westerly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 to 7 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers, rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr