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The United Kingdom lies in a mild and unsettled southerly airflow which will bring rain or showers at times, particularly in 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 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Mainly smooth in the Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Mainly smooth in the Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

  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 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      South, veering southwest for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      South, veering southwest for a time, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later in lyme bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in lyme bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times until later in lyme bay.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, veering west or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in the Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, veering west or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but mainly smooth in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or less for a time in Liverpool Bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming mainly smooth later in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in south and east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in southeast.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor in southeast.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times until later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in south.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first in south, becoming good later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering south or southwest for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time near Cape Wrath, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time near Cape Wrath, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4 later, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

    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 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South to southeast 4 to 5, perhaps 6 mid channel at first, locally 3 at times in the south, veering south to southwest this evening, increasing 4 to 6 around midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north and west from midnight.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower occasional rain spreading in from the west later this evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor from late evening.

    06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

    • Wind

      South to southwest 4 to 5, perhaps 6 in the north at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with swell, locally rather rough in the north Friday morning.
    • Weather

      A little rain at first then isolated showers from afternoon, with a risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, locally moderate to poor in rain or showers.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

Shetland Isles

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06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4 later, increasing 5 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

06:00 UTC Fri 31st Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 1st Apr

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar

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 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less.
  • Sea State

    Moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times
  • Sea State

    Moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Mar