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Low pressure will remain slow-moving close to the northeast of the British Isles over the next 24 to 36 hours, maintaining unsettled weather and gale force winds in places. A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the United Kingdom through Wednesday, bringing a temporary spell of quiet weather for most places.

* 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 Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, veering northerly 6 to gale 8 for a time later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North veering northeast, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at times in north, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northerly or northwesterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first in north, then occasionally 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing mainly 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west or northeast later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West veering northwest, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time in south, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time in south.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 7 or gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then becoming northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high west of the Lizard.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but occasionally very rough until later west of the Lizard.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6, then veering northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6, then decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6, then veering northwest 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing west later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing westerly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming mainly slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 at first in north, otherwise westerly veering northerly or northwesterly, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing west 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough in north, and occasionally high later in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, backing northwesterly 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in far north, then occasionally slight later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming north or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic, then northeast later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northwesterly gale force 8

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5 becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 then northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 6 to gale 8, becoming west to northwest 4 to 6 by morning, increasing 6 to gale 8 by noon, with gusts to 50kt, occasionally severe gale 9 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Very rough to high, decreasing rough to very rough, locally high again later.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers, prolonged for a time before dawn risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, occasionally good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West to northwest 7 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 6 to 7 by dawn, further decreasing 4 to 5 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, locally high for a time overnight, decreasing rather rough with swell in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor in showers.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

  • Wind

    Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far north.
  • Weather

    Rain or squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

00:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

  • Wind

    Northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing west later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in south.
  • Weather

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb