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Pressure will remain high over Scandinavia. A complex area of low pressure over the Atlantic will swing fronts and troughs northeastwards across the United Kingdom during the next few days, maintaining the unsettled weather pattern.

* 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 Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, and later, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate or good in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, backing easterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southeasterly, becoming westerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southeast, veering southwest later, 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd 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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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      South veering southwest for a time, 3 or 4, but mainly 5 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasional rough at first in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd 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 Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering south or southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasional rough at first in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd 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 Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly south, backing northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd 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 Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Apr

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      South backing east 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd 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 Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, veering southerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly backing easterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd 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 Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast backing east 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Apr

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast, backing east later, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd 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 Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast, backing east later, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      East veering southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd 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 Wed 23rd Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 23rd Apr

    • Wind

      East veering southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5 early afternoon, veering southwest 2 to 4 early evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate in the north in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading from the west, clearing to fair late afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in rain.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast or variable 2 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Apr

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Apr

  • Wind

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

    Slight in shelter otherwise moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
  • Weather

    Showers at first, and later, fog patches developing.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

05:00 UTC Thu 24th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Apr

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far north.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Mainly moderate or good in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Apr