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The brisk and chilly northerly flow will soon ease as a ridge of high pressure moves in from the west during Friday. A strengthening southerly or southeasterly flow will then extend from west to east through Saturday.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North veering east, 3 or 4, then veering southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable, then south later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable, then south later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable, then southerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north, then occasionally smooth later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in south, otherwise showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, backing southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable, mainly westerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly, 3 or 4, then backing easterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable, mainly west or southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south 3 or 4, then backing southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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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    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, then backing southeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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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    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west, then southwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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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    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, backing northwest 3 or 4, then backing south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then south or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  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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    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time, then occasionally rough later near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, backing southeast 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 4 or 5, then backing southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 4 or 5, then backing southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, veering northeast, then southeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in south and east.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, veering northeast 3 or 4
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later in south.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast, veering southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in south and east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 to 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 to 4 by dawn, then 2 to 3, locally 4 by afternoon, becoming variable 1 to 3 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, perhaps rather rough at first, becoming slight in the morning, then smooth or slight by evening.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or showers, dying out by morning.
    • Visibility

      Good or very good, perhaps moderate in rain or showers.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming southeast 3 to 4 in the morning, occasionally 5 in the afternoon, increasing 4 to 5 during the evening, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate by evening and perhaps rather rough in the northwest by midnight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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00:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

  • Wind

    North veering east, 3 or 4, then veering southeast 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

  • Wind

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

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

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr