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A complex area of low pressure over the United Kingdom and much of the north Atlantic will gradually drift eastwards into Europe. Thereafter with a strong ridge of high pressure developing to the west of Ireland, a strong, cold, northerly airflow will develop.

* 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

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north, but decreasing 4 at times in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in east, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, backing northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, backing north 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      East backing northeast later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, backing north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, backing easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain in south.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeasterly, backing northeasterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough and very rough later in far east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast, backing northeast, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, backing north 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th 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

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming variable 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming north or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough in west, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  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

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in far southwest, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough in southwest, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough in southwest, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  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

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in south, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in south.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      East backing north or northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  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

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      East backing north or northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast, backing east or northeast, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      East or northeast backing north or northeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      East backing north, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  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

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly backing northerly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      East backing north, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      East backing northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th 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

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      East backing northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional squally snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional squally snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast to east 5 to 6, becoming cyclonic variable 2 to 6 this morning, locally westerly 7 near the Brittany coast, decreasing 1 to 3 this evening, then westerly 4 to 6 by morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough to rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, locally heavy, becoming intermittent by afternoon, then scattered showers overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain.

    06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 6, veering northeast 5 to 6 early afternoon, increasing 6 occasionally 7 in the evening, backing north overnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, increasing rather rough to rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming wintery overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 14th Feb

  • Wind

    East 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

06:00 UTC Sun 14th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 15th Feb

  • Wind

    East backing north or northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 13th Feb