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As high pressure continues to move away eastwards into europe, the United Kingdom will see a transition to more unsettled conditions, particularly for western waters by tomorrow afternoon and all areas by Wednesday.

* 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

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

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but mainly moderate near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in northwest, becoming variable 3 for a time in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southeast, becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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

    • Wind

      East, veering southeast, becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, veering southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 later near North Foreland.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and drizzle mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor mainly in north.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, veering southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later near North Foreland.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south or southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly, veering southerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in lyme bay, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south or southwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Lands End.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less at first in Solway Firth, otherwise east or southeast, veering southwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering south later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5 at first in the North Channel and elsewhere later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers, fog patches developing in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later in south.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southeast, veering southwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or southeast 4 or 5 except in central areas.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      East or southeast, 4 or 5, veering southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight east of Shetland at first, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight east of shetland, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Mar

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 to 4 in the south and 4 to 5 in the north, perhaps 6 mid channel at first, veering south to southwest overnight, becoming generally 3 to 4 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate mid channel at first.
    • Weather

      Mist patches, especially near the french coasts until mid morning isolated showers by midday.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

    • Wind

      South to southwest 3 to 4, increasing 4 to 6 by midnight, decreasing 3 to 4 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough in the north by midnight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers mist patches, especially in the morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

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

  • Wind

    Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in north.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, but mainly moderate near Orkney.
  • Weather

    Occasional drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

18:00 UTC Tue 28th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 29th Mar

  • Wind

    Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in northwest, becoming variable 3 for a time in Moray Firth.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches developing.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Mar