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A ridge of high pressure across southern areas will collapse, but another area of high pressure will build strongly over northern Scandinavia. Meanwhile, low pressure will develop to the southwest of the United Kingdom over the weekend. Between these two pressure systems, a strong southeasterly airflow will develop over the United Kingdom.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in east, otherwise south or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest, becoming variable, then south later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, backing southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwesterly becoming southerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in northeast, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southerly 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northerly backing southwesterly, then southerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, backing easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west or northwest, becoming southeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast backing east for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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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    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4, then backing southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic later in west, 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in east, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough and very rough at times later in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4, then southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly backing southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in east, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5, then south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable becoming south 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or less backing south or southwest 3 or 4, then southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast backing east or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 backing south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4 backing southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly backing southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, backing south or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in far northwest.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in central areas, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southeast backing east or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, backing south or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southeast backing east or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, veering southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

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

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

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, veering southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 2 to 4, becoming west or variable 1 to 3 overnight, then southeast 2 to 4 Saturday morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, mainly at first, some mist patches near the French coast early Saturday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor early Saturday morning.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      East to southeast 3 to 4, soon increasing 4 to 5, occasionally 6 by evening, veering south to southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough in the north overnight, with a low swell developing.
    • Weather

      Rain, perhaps heavy at times spreading from the southwest Sunday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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12:00 UTC Fri 28th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

  • Wind

    Variable, mainly west or northwest, becoming southeast later, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good.

12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

  • Wind

    Southeast backing east for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers later.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Apr