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A cold, showery westerly airflow will affect the British Isles through Tuesday. An area of low pressure will move eastwards across northern Scotland later, bringing gales or severe gales to northern parts. A ridge of high pressure will move in from the southwest during Wednesday.

* 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 Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south, becoming cyclonic 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in north, slight or moderate in south, but rough later near Aberdeenshire.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 backing west 4, then south or southwest 5 to 7 later, occasionally gale 8 later near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough, but slight or moderate in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7 backing southwest 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first near Rattray Head, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, then veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 or 7 veering northwest 4 or 5, then backing southwest 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8 veering westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6 veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7 veering northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight in east, rough or very rough becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in Bristol Channel, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7 decreasing 4 or 5, then backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, then veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, then veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 backing west 3 or 4, then southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 backing west 3 or 4, then southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north, decreasing 5 at times in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 backing west 3 or 4, then south or southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough, but becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 in Firth of Clyde, veering northwest and increasing severe gale 9 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 backing west 3 or 4, then south or southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first near the Mull of Kintyre, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 backing west 3 or 4, then southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

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

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in south, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

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

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough near Sutherland, otherwise very rough or high, occasionally very high in south.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4, then northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 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 at time of issue

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor at times.

    18:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5 soon becoming cyclonic 4, then northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough in west, and later also in far northeast.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, occasionally 7, especially near showers, veering northwest after midnight and decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough.
    • Weather

      Scattered rain or hail showers, risk of thunder at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor in showers.

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 with gusts to 40kt, decreasing 4 or 5 by afternoon, further decreasing 3 or 4 in the evening, backing west towards dawn.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, becoming moderate in the afternoon then slight with swell overnight.
    • Weather

      Isolated rain or hail showers soon dying out.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Tue 3rd Mar – 05:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

  • Wind

    Southwesterly veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north, decreasing 5 at times in south.
  • Sea State

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

    Squally wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

  • Wind

    Northwest 5 to 7 backing west 3 or 4, then south or southwest 5 or 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough, but becoming slight in east.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers then fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor at first.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 3rd Mar