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Low centred to the northeast of Scotland will move away eastwards, allowing a new high to build from 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 or 6, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in northwest, becoming slight later in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5, then variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in northwest.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, veering northwesterly 4 or 5, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering north 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      North, veering east or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 or 6, then veering north 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      North veering northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, then veering northerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in Strait of Dover, veering northeasterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in Strait of Dover.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, veering northwest 4 or 5, then veering northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th 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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    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering northwest, then veering northeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering northwest, then veering east or northeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  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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    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming northeast 3 or 4, then variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming east or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming east or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in North Channel, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in south, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first near Mull of Kintyre, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in northwest, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later, issued at 0933 UTC on Wednesday 16th April.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 veering north 7 or gale 8, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, clearing later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Mainly westerly 1 to 3, veering northwest 3 to 4 by evening, perhaps occasionally 5 and veering north to northeast 4 to 5 by morning, further veering northeast 3 to 4 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight, locally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fine, becoming cloudy this evening and mainly fair by morning.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate at times.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

  • Wind

    West 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 or 6, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in northwest, becoming slight later in Moray Firth.
  • Weather

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good.

11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5, then variable 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain in northwest.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate in northwest.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr