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Pressure will remain low near Iceland and high over central Europe. Between these systems, a broad run of southwesterly winds will affect the United Kingdom, strongest in the north, where it will remain unsettled.

* 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 Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, backing southerly later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in far west, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight in inner Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high at times north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in inner Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, but very rough or high north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    12:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    12:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in far west, otherwise smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west, backing southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Bristol Channel, otherwise rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight in far east otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first, increasing 7 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing south or southwest 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate until later in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly or southwesterly 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough throughout near Mull of Kintyre, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, backing south or southeast 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough and high at times in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th 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 Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Very rough or high, becoming high or very high for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in sheltered east, otherwise very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9

    12:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, then occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, backing south 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    12:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 2 or 3, backing southwest to south overnight, increasing 3 to 4 by Friday morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, increasing slight to moderate overnight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

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 Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly or southwesterly 6 or 7 later.
  • Sea State

    Rough throughout near Mull of Kintyre, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

  • Wind

    Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Mull of Kintyre.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar