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A very strong and showery northwesterly flow will affect the United Kingdom on Tuesday. Winds will gradually moderate on Wednesday, ahead of the next frontal system moving into the southwest later in the day.

* 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

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high north and west of Orkney, otherwise moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later in west.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later north and west of Orkney, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south and near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough in east.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate later in south.
    • Weather

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in Thames estuary.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first, becoming moderate near shore later.
    • Weather

      Showers then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  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

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in east, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in west, becoming moderate later east of the Lizard.
    • Weather

      Squally showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in east, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  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

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate later in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  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

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

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

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  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

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West 6 or 7, veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 or gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, veering north or northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 until later, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high in north.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      High at first in far northwest, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  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

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 until later in North Channel and near Mull of Kintyre, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first near Mull of Kintyre, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 until later, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in west at first, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 until later in south, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high in far south and far north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in far south and far north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  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

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 until later in south, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      High becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first in east, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later (issued 30/2206 GMT)

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 16:59 UTC Tue 31st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first in east, increasing 7 or gale 8, but severe gale 9 in far west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in the far west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers becoming squally.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first in lee of east shetland, becoming high in west and northeast.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers becoming isolated.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

    • Wind

      West to northwest 7 to gale 8, locally severe gale 9 mid-channel at first, decreasing 6 to 7 later this morning, then 5 to 6 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough becoming rather rough to rough overnight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 5, occasionally 6, backing westerly by midday.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough becoming moderate to rather rough with swell.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain from mid-afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Tue 31st Mar – 04:59 UTC Wed 1st Apr

  • Wind

    West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Very rough or high, becoming rough later.
  • Weather

    Squally showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

05:00 UTC Wed 1st Apr – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Apr

  • Wind

    West 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Rough, becoming moderate later in east.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 31st Mar