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The mild and unsettled southerly or southwesterly airflow will continue to affect the United Kingdom for another couple of days or so.

* 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

    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, becoming cyclonic, then southeasterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in north, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming smooth at times later in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southerly 5 or 6, then veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at times in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South veering southwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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 Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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 Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain with fog patches, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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

    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate between Anglesey and great Orme head, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight between Great Orme Head and Anglesey, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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

    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight in Liverpool Bay, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in Liverpool Bay, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor or very poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in southeast, decreasing 3 or 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in southeast.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in southeast, decreasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, showers later, fog patches at first in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first in southeast, becoming good later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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

    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fog patches in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in south.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers, fog patches at first in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first in south, becoming good later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate until later in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7 at first in north, otherwise southerly 3 or 4, backing southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly 4 or 5, veering westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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

    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7 at first in north, otherwise southerly 3 or 4, backing southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly 4 or 5, veering westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then becoming variable, mainly southeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon. Issued at 0947UTC on 29th March 2017

    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      East or southeast, becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming variable, mainly southeast later, 3 or 4
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then mainly fair
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 29th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 30th Mar

    • Wind

      South to southwest 4 to 5, occasionally 6 in the north this evening, backing south to southeast overnight and decreasing 3 to 4 Thursday afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 30th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 31st Mar

    • Wind

      South to southeast 3 to 4, veering south to southwest and increasing 4 to 5 overnight, locally 6 in the north for a time Friday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with swell, occasionally rather rough in the north Friday morning.
    • Weather

      Risk of showers in the afternoon, mist patches likely with a little rain at times Friday morning.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, locally moderate to poor in the morning.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Mar