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High pressure will remained centred over the North Sea during Sunday and Sunday night. This will maintain strong easterly winds near and through the English Channel but light winds elsewhere.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough to the west and north of Orkney, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 4 or 5 except in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to the west and north of Orkney, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming mainly southeast later, 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering easterly or southeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 2 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south later, 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first in north, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in north.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east, then decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      East veering southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first in east, increasing 6 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  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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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4 veering south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming east or southeast 4 or 5, then veering south later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, veering southeast 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then veering south later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or southeast 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but occasionally moderate near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then increasing 5 for a time in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming east or southeast 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but occasionally rough at first near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 except in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but occasionally moderate in far south and in far north.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but occasionally moderate in far south and in far north.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate between Barra and Canna, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then becoming southeasterly 4 or 5 later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but occasionally slight near Sutherland and between Barra and Canna.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in west, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

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

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

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 1 or 2 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in west, north and south, but slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4 at first in north, otherwise variable 1 or 2, but becoming easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4 later in far north and in far south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, but in west, north and south moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4 Guernsey southwards, 5 or 6 northwards, decreasing 3 or 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the south and east, moderate to rather rough in the north and west, decreasing slight overnight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally moderate Monday morning.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, veering southerly or southwesterly by midnight, occasionally 5 in the west and north.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of showers Tuesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate between Barra and Canna, otherwise moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

18:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then becoming southeasterly 4 or 5 later in far south.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, but occasionally slight near Sutherland and between Barra and Canna.
  • Weather

    Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar