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The British Isles will lie in a northwesterly airflow during Thursday, although over the next couple of days this will gradually give way to a declining ridge of high pressure encroaching from the west.

* 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 Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 veering north 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first except in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then becoming south or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest, veering north for a time, 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time at first near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming south or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering north or northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering north or northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, veering northerly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing west for a time, 2 or 3 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest becoming variable, then becoming south later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th 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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    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, but occasionally variable 2 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th 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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    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable mainly north 2 or 3, becoming west or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in Bristol Channel, then becoming variable mainly south later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south 3 or 4, decreasing 2 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then veering north or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in southeast.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2, then becoming south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then becoming south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 to west of Outer Hebrides.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th Apr

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

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

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6 veering northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 2 or 3 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later near southern and eastern coasts of shetland.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northeast 2 to 4, occasionally 5 near showers this morning, backing northwest around midday, then increasing 4 or 5 this evening, veering north overnight and decreasing 3 or 4 by morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate this evening and overnight.
    • Weather

      Isolated rain or hail showers, with a slight risk of thunder at first, dying out this morning, then patchy light rain from this evening, clearing by morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers and in rain later.

    06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      North 2 to 4, becoming variable or south 1 to 3 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Slight risk of a shower early morning.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th 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

06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

  • Wind

    Northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then occasionally 3 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

06:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 05:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

  • Wind

    Northwest backing southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then backing south 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
  • Weather

    Showers then fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 27th Apr