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A deepening area of low pressure centred between Norway and Iceland will remain slow-moving over the next 48 hours, bringing a cool and unstable northwesterly flow to many parts of the British Isles.

* 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 Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, but 3 or 4 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight in inner Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, backing southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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 Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, occasionally thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, backing southerly or southeasterly for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming west or southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable then northwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, backing westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east, backing northerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, backing westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, backing west 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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 Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly backing northwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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 Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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 Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, backing westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly for a time, 4, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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 Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest then veering west or northwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain or sleet later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North to northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest then veering west or northwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, but rain or sleet for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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 Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly then veering westerly or northwesterly, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers, but rain or sleet for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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 Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later, then becoming southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then becoming westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly then veering westerly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough or very rough in north, and becoming rough later in far south.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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 Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly then veering westerly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, occasionally thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, some heavy with a risk of thunder mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, some heavy with a risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly or variable 1 to 3, veering north to northeast around mid morning and increasing 4 to 5 around midday, locally 6 this afternoon, decreasing 3 to 5 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight, becoming moderate by midday, perhaps rather rough mid channel in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers risk of thunder at first some mist and risk of fog patches until mid afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to very poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 to 5 backing northwest by mid morning, increasing 5 to 6 by evening, further backing westerly by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough from evening, with a low swell at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

  • Wind

    Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, but 3 or 4 at first in south.
  • Sea State

    Slight in inner Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 04:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

  • Wind

    Westerly 5 to 7, backing southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate in south, moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in north.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers, becoming mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr