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The British Isles are now under the influence of a very cold, unstable northwesterly flow.

* 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

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Twest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Cyclonic at times, but mainly west, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time,then veering north 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Cyclonic at times, but mainly west, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time, then veering north 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough offshore.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, turning wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first offshore.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  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

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Showers, turning wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  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

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Showers, turning wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  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

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, turning wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  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

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, turning wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but high or very high later in far north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high at first in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  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

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  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

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest, but cyclonic for a time, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering north 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest becoming cyclonic, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high in west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: gale force 8 veering westerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later, issued at 27/2141

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 or severe gale 9 at first in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers, some wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, some wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West to northwest 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 55kt.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers, becoming frequent overnight risk of thunder on Thursday.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor in showers.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West to northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally rain or hail showers and a risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor in showers.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

  • Wind

    Westerly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 near Mull of Kintyre.
  • Sea State

    Very rough, occasionally high in northwest.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 near Mull of Kintyre.
  • Sea State

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

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan