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A brief ridge of high pressure will topple across the United Kingdom overnight. Atlantic fronts will then follow on from the northwest, moving southeast across all parts during Tuesday and Wednesday, with a cold, showery airmass following on.

* 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 Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in north, slight in inner Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high in north, slight or moderate, becoming mainly rough in east.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing southwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing southwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times, veering west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, then veering west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, then veering westerly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, backing westerly 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    18:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  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 Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west or southwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in east, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  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 Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first north far east, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  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 Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times, veering west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  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 Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times, veering west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming rough later in east, rough, becoming very rough or high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  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 Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing southwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in North Channel and near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times, veering west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough, except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7 veering west 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, backing southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough, but very rough or high in far south and far north.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  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 Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high or very high later.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but slight or moderate later in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

    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 Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough but moderate close to lee of east shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers clearing for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West backing southwest, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough but moderate, occasionally slight, close to lee of east shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers soon.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      North to northwest 4 to 5, locally 6 at first, decreasing 3 to 4 overnight, backing northwest during the morning and west in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate decreasing slight overnight.
    • Weather

      Some patchy rain or drizzle by Tuesday evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West 3 to 4, backing southwest in the evening, increasing 5 to 6 overnight, locally 7, veering southwest to west in the morning, then west to northwest by midday and increasing 6 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight with swell, increasing moderate to rather rough overnight and rather rough to rough during Wednesday morning.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle and mist patches clearing around midday Wednesday to scattered showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor becoming good Wednesday afternoon except in showers.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

  • Wind

    Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional drizzle later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

18:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times, veering west 6 to gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle, then wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan