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High pressure will decline southeastwards allowing a developing low to move eastwards across the northern isles later today. An associated cold front will then introduce an unseasonably cold northerly flow on Monday as it progresses quickly southwards across the United Kingdom.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering north or northwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Occasionally slight at first in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing west for a time, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering north later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northeast, backing west for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest, veering north later, 5 or 6, then decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 5 or 6, veering north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 for a time, then increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or sleet, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in northeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly, veering northerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering north or northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 or 5, then veering north or northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd 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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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  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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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5, veering north or northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest 2 or 3, increasing 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest, veering north or northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first near Loch Foyle.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or southwesterly, veering northerly or northwesterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in the North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in the North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering north, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering north, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, then becoming north or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times until later, then snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northerly later. Issued at 0335 UTC on 23 April 2017.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic then northerly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times, wintry showers later in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in south, otherwise snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      East or variable 1 to 3, locally 4 in the south until midnight, becoming southwest or variable Monday morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mist patches near French coasts Monday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor Monday morning.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      West or variable 1 to 3, increasing 3 to 4 late afternoon, veering north 4 to 5 during the evening, increasing 5 to 6 after midnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, increasing slight to moderate by early evening and moderate to rather rough after midnight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain from mid-evening, clearing by dawn isolated showers developing.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in rain and showers.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Apr