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A large area of high pressure centred over Germany will drift away eastwards allowing weakening weather fronts to move southeastwards across the United Kingdom. Another area of high pressure then moving east across the United Kingdom during Friday.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough in north and west later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time in north.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north and west, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6, veering west 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, veering west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering north 4 or 5, occasionally 6, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      South veering southwest and later west, 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering north 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northerly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near headlands at first, veering west 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough at first, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering north 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time, then veering east or northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th 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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    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast veering west or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight but moderate in far west at first.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest veering northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest, veering north or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west later 4 or 5, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      South veering west 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering westerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Kintyre at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      Southerly veering northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west and later northwest, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough in far south and rough or very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north at first, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far north at first, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th 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

    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west and later northwest, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north at first, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil at time of issue.

    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 22:59 UTC Wed 16th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering westerly 3 or 4 for a time in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7 veering north or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough west of shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

    • Wind

      Southeast to east 1 to 3, locally 4, backing east to northeast for a time this afternoon, veering south 2 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

    • Wind

      South to southwest 2 to 4, veering southwest to west by midday, then northwest mainly 4 by evening, further veering north overnight and north to northeast by morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fine becoming cloudy in the evening and for a time overnight fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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11:00 UTC Wed 16th Apr – 10:59 UTC Thu 17th Apr

  • Wind

    Southeast veering west or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight but moderate in far west at first.
  • Weather

    Showers later.
  • Visibility

    Good.

11:00 UTC Thu 17th Apr – 10:59 UTC Fri 18th Apr

  • Wind

    Northwest veering northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
  • Weather

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th Apr