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The United Kingdom currently lies in a weak col which will bring light winds for many areas today and some showers at times, particularly near occluded fronts. During Friday afternoon an area of low pressure will arrive from the west, bringing stronger easterly winds for western areas.

* 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 Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast veering east later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northerly or northeasterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 5 or 6 at first in north, then elsewhere later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later near berwick-upon-tweed.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, but moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southerly, 3 or 4, backing southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in Thames estuary, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly 3 or 4 later, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest backing south or southeast later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, increasing 5 or 6 later, then veering westerly 6 to gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate east of Lizard, moderate or rough, becoming very rough later west of Lizard.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south or southeast later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, veering southeast 5 or 6 later, then becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable becoming east later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable becoming east later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, veering southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate at times later.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable becoming east later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, veering southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable becoming easterly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, backing southeasterly 5 or 6 later, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

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

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

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    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwesterly, becoming northeasterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate at times later.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east 4 or 5 later, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, veering southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in south, otherwise easterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and later in far south.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in south, otherwise easterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, mainly in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Gale force 8 veering northeasterly imminent issued on 0439 UTC on Wednesday 10 February 2016

    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4, locally 5 and gusty near showers, becoming west to southwest 4 to 5 this afternoon, backing southeast overnight, increasing 5 occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough in the west later.
    • Weather

      Rain or hail showers, dying out later this evening rain spreading from the southwest after midnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 to 6, backing easterly and decreasing 2 to 4 in the afternoon, becoming southerly overnight 4 to 6, veering southwest to west increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with swell, becoming rather rough to rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain, becoming patchy from mid to late morning further rain overnight, heavy at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, becoming east 4 or 5 later, increasing 6 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

06:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

  • Wind

    East 4 or 5, veering southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times later.
  • Sea State

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

    Isolated showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb