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An area of high pressure will move east across the United Kingdom during Friday to be centred close to Norway by Saturday, maintaining generally settled conditions, but Atlantic fronts will affect the far 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

    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5, increasing 6 at times in northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in northwest.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in northwest, becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight in east, moderate becoming rough or very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in northwest.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northerly 5 or 6, then veering northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest veering northeast 3 or 4, then becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northeast 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near headlands later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Mainly north or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming east or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable then east or southeast, 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast 2 or 3, increasing 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th 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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    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southeasterly 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 or 3, backing south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle for a time in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 2 or 3, backing south or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable then northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 2 or 3, backing south or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, backing west 3 or 4, then backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 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 8.

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

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 at first in east, backing westerly 3 or 4, then southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough in north and west.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      North 3 to 4, veering northeast in the morning, occasionally 5 jersey southwards from mid afternoon, veering northeast to east in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate tomorrow.
    • Weather

      Locally haze overnight, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate overnight.

    23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 3 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 22:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

  • Wind

    Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5, increasing 6 at times in northwest later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming slight in Moray Firth.
  • Weather

    Rain later in north.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later in northwest.

23:00 UTC Fri 18th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sat 19th Apr

  • Wind

    Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in northwest, becoming cyclonic later.
  • Sea State

    Mainly slight in east, moderate becoming rough or very rough in northwest.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle in northwest.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor in northwest.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Apr