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A cool showery northerly airflow will persist in southern areas into tomorrow, although an Atlantic frontal system will bring milder conditions from the northwest overnight and through tomorrow morning.

* 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 Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest, veering north, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in northwest and near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming east or southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th 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 Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest for a time, 5 or 6, veering north later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, decreasing 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North, backing west or northwest for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly, backing westerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, backing westerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, veering northerly, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northeast, backing west or northwest, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th 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 Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th 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 Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate except in south.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th 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 Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, veering north 4, then becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming mainly smooth.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in far south, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th 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 Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in far south, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, veering northerly or northeasterly, 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times southeast of Shetland, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: None.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, veering northerly later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first southeast of shetland.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later southeast of shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

    • Wind

      North to northeast 3 to 5, occasionally 6 with some gusts to 35kt near showers, backing north to northwest 2 to 4 in the morning, increasing 4 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate, decreasing smooth or slight by morning.
    • Weather

      Scattered rain or hail showers, with a risk of thunder, becoming isolated overnight and dying out during the morning.
    • Visibility

      Good to very good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 5, veering north 4 overnight, decreasing 1 to 3 by noon and becoming variable in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate, decreasing smooth or slight by Friday afternoon.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain, dying out overnight.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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18:00 UTC Wed 26th Apr – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Apr

  • Wind

    North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
  • Sea State

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

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

18:00 UTC Thu 27th Apr – 17:59 UTC Fri 28th Apr

  • Wind

    Northwest veering north 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Rain at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Apr