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High pressure centred over northern Britain will drift slowly eastwards to be centred over the North Sea during Sunday. This will maintain strong easterly winds near and through the English Channel, but light winds elsewhere. The strongest winds will become confined to the far southwest on Monday as the high declines.

* 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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    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 at first in north, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in northwest, but smooth or slight in southeast.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Rough at first in far northwest, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, backing east or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in far south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, but decreasing 3 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, then decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first offshore.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  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

    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in far west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  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

    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in far southwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  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

    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  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

    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times, then occasionally 6 later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far south, becoming variable 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 at times, then occasionally 5 later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north, but becoming rough at times later in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  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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    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in far south.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, becoming variable at times, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, becoming variable at times, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Mainly smooth in central areas, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, becoming variable at times, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Mainly smooth in central areas, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, becoming variable at times, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in eastern shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in eastern shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in eastern shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 6 to 7 with gusts to 45kt at first, decreasing 4 to 6 in the morning, locally 3 in the south in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough in the south, rough in the north and west, decreasing slight to moderate in the afternoon, occasionally rather rough mid-Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 to 5, locally 6 in the north at first, decreasing 3 to 4 by dawn, occasionally 5 in the north, veering southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a low swell, locally rather rough mid-Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair periods.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

  • Wind

    East or northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first offshore.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

00:00 UTC Mon 27th Mar – 23:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

  • Wind

    East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then decreasing 3 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Mar