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A slow moving area of low pressure over the United Kingdom will bring strong winds and gales to many areas.

* 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 Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      East veering north 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    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 variable later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 or 7, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4, then northeasterly later in north and increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later here.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    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 variable later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 and becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 and becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, veering northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later near showers.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, then rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic at times in north, otherwise southwesterly veering northerly 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in south, otherwise moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northerly 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering north, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough, perhaps very rough for a time in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first, becoming slight later except in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming cyclonic, then north, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in North Channel, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering north, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing west or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast, 5 to 7, backing north or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing west or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast, 5 to 7, backing north or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing west or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, backing north 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th Apr – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast backing north 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers dying out.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 29th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, possibly rough later in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 6, occasionally 7 in the north of the area this evening, decreasing 4 to 5 by midday, further decreasing 3 to 4 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, occasionally rough mid-channel overnight, becoming slight to moderate in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers outbreaks of rain Friday morning, persistent and heavy at times, mostly clearing by evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers, becoming moderate to poor in rain.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 5, soon veering northwest to north.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, dying out mid-morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally in showers.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Apr

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Thu 28th Apr – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Apr

  • Wind

    Southwest veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough in far west.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

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

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Apr