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Low centred between Norway and Iceland, will remain slow moving. A second, deepening low, will move southeastwards to be centred just west of Scotland by midday Monday, before then tracking eastwards across southern Scotland overnight, as a filling feature.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, heavy at first, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing south later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, veering northwesterly 5 or 6, then backing southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, veering westerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5 for a time, then becoming southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, backing southwesterly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, veering westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly, backing southwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly later, 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Lands End, backing west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly, backing westerly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, backing southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming southwesterly 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 2 or 3, then backing west or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly, backing southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly, 6 to gale 8, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly, backing southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly, 6 to gale 8, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later, squally wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming west or northwest, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southeast later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first near Cape Wrath, then becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, occasional rain or sleet later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers, occasional rain or sleet at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southeast later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first near Cape Wrath, then becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, occasional rain or sleet later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, occasional rain or sleet at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 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 continuing.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, perhaps heavy and thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7 occasionally gale 8 in north, backing southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in north and 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, perhaps heavy and thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North to northeast 4 to 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 to 4 by dawn, backing northwest by midday increasing 4 to 5 during Monday afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, perhaps rather rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Misty with isolated showers at first becoming fair or fine overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest, 4 to 6, backing westerly in the afternoon and southwest 3 to 4 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, perhaps rather rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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17:00 UTC Sun 26th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 27th Apr

  • Wind

    Northerly or northeasterly, backing southwesterly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
  • Weather

    Showers later.
  • Visibility

    Good.

17:00 UTC Mon 27th Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 28th Apr

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, veering westerly 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Apr