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Strong winds and gales across northern Scotland will continue into Friday morning, however many areas of the United Kingdom will remain under a slack pressure pattern. During Saturday another deepening Atlantic depression looks set to reach the Southwest Approaches.

* 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 Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, veering easterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, backing northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly 5 to 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in south, otherwise easterly 5 to 7, backing northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later, but slight at first in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, backing northeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing easterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth for a time in far east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing east or southeast 5 or 6, then decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, then becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  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 Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 6 or 7, then becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later, then becoming northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high, occasionally very high later near the Lizard, but slight at first in Lyme Bay.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  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 Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing east 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in south.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later, then becoming north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  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 Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, but moderate near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, then backing northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, then backing northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      East 3 or less, increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  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 Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast, backing east, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, but 3 or 4 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  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 Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, but 6 or 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, but 4 at first in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northeasterly gale force 8 at time of issue.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      East or northeast 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      East or northeast 7 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough, decreasing moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6, backing south to southeast 5 to 6 before dawn, further backing easterly 2 to 4 by afternoon, then becoming variable by Friday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough in the north and west Friday morning.
    • Weather

      Isolated rain or hail showers, dying out this evening rain spreading in from the southwest after midnight, perhaps heavy at times, becoming patchy during the morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4, becoming south to southeast before midnight, increasing 5 to 7 by early morning, veering westerly 6 to gale 8 by dawn, further veering northwest and decreasing 5 to 6 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, with swell, becoming rough to very rough overnight, then very rough to high in the morning, locally very high in the west for a time.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain, becoming persistent and heavy at times overnight, turning to showers during Saturday morning, with a risk of hail.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

18:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

  • Wind

    East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, then backing northeast 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb