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A cold, showery westerly airflow will affect the United Kingdom as an area of low pressure moves eastwards across northern Scotland. A ridge of high pressure will move in from the southwest during Wednesday and persist in the south through Thursday while an Atlantic cold front affects the far northwest.

* 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 Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 backing southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in sheltered south otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight near shore otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight near shore otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7 backing southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4, backing westerly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4, backing west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  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

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  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

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  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

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in shelter otherwise rough or very rough, but high in west at first.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 backing southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers then fair, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5 then backing west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough, but rough or very rough in far south at first.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 backing southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough in far south and far north.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers then fair, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5 then backing west later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 backing southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers then fair, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic then northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in southeast, very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 23:59 UTC Tue 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in southeast, very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, some wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in southeast, very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, some wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 6, occasionally 7, veering northwest after midnight, decreasing 4 to 5 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, becoming moderate by the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers with the risk of hail and thunder tonight, dying out Wednesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in showers.

    12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 later this evening, backing west towards dawn.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight overnight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

Isle of Man

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

  • Wind

    West or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 5 or 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

12:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

  • Wind

    West or northwest backing southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar