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A deep area of low pressue will move rapidly northeastwards across Scotland tonight, bringing a period of gales across all parts, with storms in the north. A strong and showery west to southwest flow will follow for Sunday and Monday.

* 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 Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering southgwest gale 8 to storm 10, veering west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough occasionally high for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in far southwest later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7 increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 or 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough occasionally very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough occasionally very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, gale 8 or severe gale 9 decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7 increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 or violent storm 11 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 or violent storm 11 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, then backing west 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming northwest 7 to severe gale 9, backing west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough in far north and far south.
    • Weather

      Rain, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough in far north and far south.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming northwest 7 to severe gale 9, backing west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly backing southeast 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4, becoming westerly 5 to 7 later occasionally gale 8 in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

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

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

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest backing southeast 5 to 7, then cyclonic 4. increasing westerly 6 to gale 8 later in the south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 at first and again later in the north and east. otherwise westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in the south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain. Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      South to southwest 5 to 6, soon veering southwest to west, locally 7 in the north with gusts to 45 kt, decreasing 4 to 6 for a time late morning, increasing 6 to 7, locally gale 8 by Sunday evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, increasing rather rough to rough overnight, perhaps locally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain clearing by midnight isolated showers developing in the morning, becoming scattered by Sunday evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, becoming good except in showers.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, locally very rough at times.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, with the risk of hail and thunder on Monday, becoming isolated for a time later Monday.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in showers.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

The Minch

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

  • Wind

    Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming northwest 7 to severe gale 9, backing west 6 to gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, but very rough in far north and far south.
  • Weather

    Rain, then squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

18:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

  • Wind

    West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, but very rough in far north and far south.
  • Weather

    Squally showers, wintry later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor later.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb