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Pressure has fallen through the day, allowing an area of low pressure to move eastwards across the northern isles. An associated cold front will introduce an unseasonably cold northerly flow overnight as it progresses quickly southwards across 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West, veering north at times, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough at first in northwest, becoming slight in eastern shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in eastern shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering north or northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, veering north 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering north 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time, then cyclonic 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later near Berwick-upon-Tweed.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly, 4 or 5, veering northerly 3 or 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in northeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      West, veering north or northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first offshore.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd 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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    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, veering north 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5, veering north or northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering north or northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 or 7 later, perhaps gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 4 or 5, then veering northwest and increasing 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering north or northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near Loch Foyle.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first near Loch Foyle.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times, occasionally gale 8 later in the North Channel.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in the North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West, veering north or northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest, veering north, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest, veering north, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, backing northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northerly later. Issued at 0335 UTC on 23 April 2017.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 05:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north or northeast, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, locally northerly 3 to 4 Jersey southeastwards this evening, becoming mainly easterly overnight then southwesterly or variable Monday morning, becoming west to northwest 2 to 4 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist patches near the French coast early morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally moderate to poor early morning.

    18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      West to northwest 2 to 4, locally 5 in the north of the area, veering north and increasing 4 to 5 during the evening, occasionally 6 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, becoming moderate to rather rough overnight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain clearing by dawn, isolated showers developing Tuesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain and in showers later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

  • Wind

    Southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly, 4 or 5, veering northerly 3 or 4 for a time later.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

18:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 17:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

  • Wind

    Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in northeast.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain then wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr