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The strong, showery, westerly or northwesterly airflow currently affecting the British Isles will gradually ease today. A warm front will move eastwards across southwestern then southern areas later in the day and during Thursday.

* 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 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in north, moderate or rough near Aberdeenshire, slight or moderate in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 2, then southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 2, then south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 2, then southeast 4 or 5, then veering southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7 veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 becoming variable 2, then south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 2, then southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in west, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 2, then southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time later in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  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

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      West, veering northwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in far west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time later in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, veering north 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      North 3 becoming variable 2 then southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 6 or 7 decreasing 4 or 5, then veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2 then southeast 4 or 5, veering northwest 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 becoming variable 2 then southeast 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, veering northwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 becoming variable 2 then southeast 5 or 6, veering northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 becoming variable 2 then southeast 5 or 6, veering northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5, veering north 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      North becoming variable 2 or 3 then southeast 5 to 7, veering northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in far south and far north, otherwise moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2 then southeast 5 to 7, veering northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2 then southeast 5 to 7, veering northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering north later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming rough in west, moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 16:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      High at first in northwest, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers, some wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6, locally 7 in the north of the area at first, decreasing 4 or 5 in the morning, backing westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Rough, decreasing rather rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers at first, some rain or drizzle spreading in from the west late afternoon or evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, locally poor in rain or drizzle.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

    • Wind

      West 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 by afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, decreasing mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, locally poor in rain or drizzle.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

  • Wind

    West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough in north, moderate or rough near Aberdeenshire, slight or moderate in Moray Firth.
  • Weather

    Squally wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Apr

  • Wind

    West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 2, then southeast 5 or 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in south.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers, then rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Apr