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Low pressure will gradually fill over the North Sea, with a transient ridge crossing all parts on Saturday, before the next system brings more strong winds, possibly gales, as well as further spells of rain by Sunday night.

* 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 Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 and becoming west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in mainly fair otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 and becoming west or southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 and becoming west or southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate until later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing south or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 and becoming variable.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 and becoming variable for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Variable or northwesterly, becoming southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest and decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 around cornish headlands, veering northwest and decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in Bristol Channel and on northern headlands.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, but fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north, but decreasing 4 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, but fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north, but decreasing 4 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, but fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 04:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west then later southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north at first.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate, but rough in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 backing south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

    • Wind

      West to northwest 3 to 4, occasionally 5, veering north 4 to 5 around midnight, occasionally 6 overnight, backing northwest during the afternoon.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers in the south of the area, clearing during the evening then fair periods and a risk of shower.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain or showers.

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 5, decreasing 2 to 4 overnight, backing west to southwest by morning, increasing 3 to 4, occasionally 5 in the north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first and later Sunday afternoon.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower on Saturday patchy light rain from the west later Sunday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sat 30th Apr

  • Wind

    West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 around cornish headlands, veering northwest and decreasing 3 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

17:00 UTC Sat 30th Apr – 16:59 UTC Sun 1st May

  • Wind

    Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair, occasional rain or drizzle later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 29th Apr