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High pressure will persist to the north of Scotland, whilst a developing area of low pressure over the English Channel edges away southwestwards. Most places will remain in a brisk easterly airstream.

* 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 Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Fog patches until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers with fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers with fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly, becoming cyclonic, then southerly later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly westerly, backing southerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming mainly south or southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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 Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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 Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      North or northeast, veering east or southeast, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in west, otherwise slight, becoming smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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 Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, veering easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far north, becoming variable 3 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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 Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering easterly later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate, except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7, veering easterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but mainly moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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 Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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 Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, veering east or northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in the far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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 Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      South becoming variable 3 or 4, becoming northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fog patches for a time in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor for a time in southeast.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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 Sun 20th Apr – 04:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      South becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair, but fog patches in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in southeast for a time.

    05:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate, but slight in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

    • Wind

      South to southeast 4 to 5, backing southeast to east 3 to 4 by the morning, further backing east 2 or 3 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor.

    17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

    • Wind

      East to southeast 2 to 3, locally 4, veering south to southwest overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Sun 20th Apr – 16:59 UTC Mon 21st Apr

  • Wind

    Cyclonic, becoming southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
  • Sea State

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

    Thundery rain, then showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

17:00 UTC Mon 21st Apr – 16:59 UTC Tue 22nd Apr

  • Wind

    Southeast veering southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in east.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Apr