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A large area of high pressure over biscay will become slow moving over northern France and dominate the weather across much of the United Kingdom over the coming days although Atlantic fronts will affect the far northwest at times.

* 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 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough north and west of Orkney, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough, but mainly very rough north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th 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 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4 backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 backing southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first off Norfolk coast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 backing southwest 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate well away from shore at first, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 2 or 3 increasing 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  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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    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough or very rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  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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    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight in far east otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th 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 Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4 backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th 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 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4 backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, mainly 4 or 5 in south otherwise 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5, then 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6 increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor at times in drizzle.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in far northwest otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough or very rough in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th 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 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in far northwest otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, but becoming variable 4 for a time except in far south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time, increasing 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th 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 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time, increasing 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in sheltered east at first otherwise rough or very rough, becoming high in west later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate at first, in shelter east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later in the west.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 5, veering north this evening and decreasing 2 to 3 soon after midnight, becoming variable or west Thursday morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming smooth or slight overnight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or variable 1 to 3, becoming southerly overnight and increasing 3 to 4 Friday morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with swell.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

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

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18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

  • Wind

    West 3 or 4 backing southwest 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

18:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

  • Wind

    Southwest 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar