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The British Isles will lie within an easterly flow of air over the next couple of days, between high pressure centred to the north of Scotland, and low pressure centred near to the English Channel.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5 at first in east, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in north, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3, then northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, veering easterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in Strait of Dover, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering east later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, backing east 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, backing north 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough near Isles of Scilly at first, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, backing northerly 5 or 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, then veering southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in west, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, backing northerly 5 or 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering east later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, backing northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering east later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, backing northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, veering east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, backing northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in far southeast.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east, veering easterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th 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 Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth at first in Firth of Clyde, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering east later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3, then northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in west, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far south, veering easterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in west, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3, then northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, veering east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in the far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming variable, then northeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, veering easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight to east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil at time of issue.

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 10:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5 becoming variable 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

    • Wind

      East to northeast 4 to 5, backing north by dawn, occasionally 6, veering east and decreasing 2 to 4 during the afternoon, further veering southeast to south 4 to 5 during the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, locally rather rough in the north and west, decreasing slight by midnight.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading in from the east, becoming intermittent in the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate to poor in rain.

    23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 4 to 5, decreasing 2 to 4 in the afternoon, backing easterly in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Sat 19th Apr – 22:59 UTC Sun 20th Apr

  • Wind

    Northeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later in south.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally slight later.
  • Weather

    Fair at first, then rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

23:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 22:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

  • Wind

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

    Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Apr