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High pressure across Scandinavia and low pressure in the Atlantic will remain slow moving over the next 48 hours, bringing a south to southeast flow across the United Kingdom. Atlantic fronts will then slowly move into southwestern areas during Sunday.

* 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times at first, then increasing 7 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight at times in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate, but becoming rough at times in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times at first, then increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, then increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 4 or 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering south or southwest later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 4 or 5, then backing southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic, then west later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming mainly moderate, then occasionally rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south, then southeast later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, backing east 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later in south.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 5 or 6, then occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, backing easterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 5 or 6, then occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, backing easterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in shelter, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight at first in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, backing east 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, backing east 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr

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

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

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

    • Wind

      West or variable 1 to 3, becoming south to southeast by morning, increasing 4 at times, backing east 4 to 5 late afternoon, locally 6 by evening, veering southeast 5 to 6 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight to moderate Saturday afternoon, occasionally rather rough in the north and west later.
    • Weather

      Some mist patches near the french coast early morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor early morning.

    00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 6, veering south to southwest 4 to 5 early afternoon, occasionally 6, further veering southwest to west in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough in the north and west, increasing moderate to rather rough in the evening a low swell developing by Sunday morning.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain spreading from the west in the morning, perhaps heavy at times, turning to showers in the afternoon risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor in rain and showers, otherwise good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Sat 29th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Apr

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight, becoming mainly moderate, then occasionally rough later in far west.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

00:00 UTC Sun 30th Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 30th Apr

  • Wind

    Southeast becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Bristol Channel.
  • Weather

    Fair then rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Apr