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High pressure centred over northern Britain will drift slowly eastwards to be centred over the North Sea by Sunday morning. This will maintain strong easterly winds near and through the English Channel, but light winds elsewhere. The strongest winds becoming confined to the far southwest on Monday as the high declines.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in north, but smooth or slight in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, but smooth or slight in south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3, then east or southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming east or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 at first in north, otherwise northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering easterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly or easterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7, veering east 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough offshore.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7, veering east 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, backing northeast 4 or 5 in Lyme Bay.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in far west, otherwise moderate, becoming slight later in Lyme Bay.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in west, but slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming east or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 2 or 3, veering easterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming east or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in far north, otherwise slight, occasionally moderate later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at times near Islay and Tiree.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north at first, veering westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

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

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

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

    • Wind

      Northeast 6 to 7, locally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt this evening, veering east 4 to 6 overnight, locally 3 in the south in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, locally moderate in the southeast of the area, decreasing slight to moderate in the afternoon, locally rather rough mid channel.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower by mid afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 to 5, locally 6 in the north at first, decreasing 3 to 4 towards dawn, occasionally 5 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a low swell, locally rather rough mid channel Sunday evening.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower Sunday evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Sat 25th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Mar

  • Wind

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

    Moderate or rough in west, but slight or moderate in east.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

18:00 UTC Sun 26th Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Mar

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Mar