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A transient ridge of high pressure building across the United Kingdom from the south during today. An area of low pressure will move northeastwards to the north of Scotland on Sunday, bringing strong winds, with gales in the northwest.

* 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 Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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 Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight until later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair, occasionally rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair, occasionally rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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 Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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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    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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 Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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 Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south or southwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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 Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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 Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing south 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 occasionally 6 at first, backing south 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering west 4 or 5, backing southeast 6 to gale 8 later, then veering southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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 Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 occasionally 6 at first, backing south 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering west 4 or 5, backing southeast 6 to gale 8 later, then veering southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly 6 or 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later in west.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southerly gale 8 expected later.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 later in the west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, perhaps isolated shower.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later in the west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later in the west.
    • Weather

      Fair, rain in the west later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northerly 4, occasionally 5, backing northwest during the afternoon, decreasing 2 to 4 after midnight, further backing west by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, perhaps rather rough in the south this morning.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, dying out overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

    • Wind

      West 2 to 3, backing southwest during the morning and increasing 4 in the north by midday, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north by Monday morning.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle spreading from the west later Sunday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in rain and drizzle.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sun 1st May

  • Wind

    Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate occasionally rough later in northwest.
  • Weather

    Showers, rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

05:00 UTC Sun 1st May – 04:59 UTC Mon 2nd May

  • Wind

    South or southwest 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in northwest.
  • Weather

    Rain at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Apr