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Cold mainly northerly or northwesterly winds will continue for the next few days as low pressure persists to the east of the United Kingdom.

* 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

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest gale 8 or severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in Moray Firth, otherwise very rough or high, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest, veering northeast for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7 decreasing 4 for a time, veering northeasterly in north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 backing west 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 decreasing 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in sheltered south, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight near shore, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 veering north 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate at first well away from shore.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9 veering north 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west at first, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9 veering north 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6 decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4 backing southwest 5, veering north 7 or gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4 backing southwesterly 5, veering northerly 7 or gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4 backing southwest 5, veering north 7 or gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North 7 to severe gale 9 backing northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 backing west or southwest 5 or 6 then veering north 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North 7 to severe gale 9 backing northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      High in north at first otherwise very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 backing west or southwest 5 or 6 then veering north 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northerly storm 10 at time of issue.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt, decreasing 5 to 6 during the afternoon, further decreasing 4 to 5 late Sunday evening.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing rather rough during Sunday evening, locally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Isolated wintry showers, especially in the south and west of the area slight risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 4 to 5 decreasing 3 to 4 early morning, veering north to northeast around mid morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, locally rather rough at first, decreasing slight by morning, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate in showers.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

Isle of Man

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

  • Wind

    North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, becoming mainly moderate.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

  • Wind

    North or northwest 5 or 6 decreasing 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb