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High pressure to the northeast will maintain a strong airflow over the United Kingdom, easterly or southeasterly in southern areas and southerly in the north. It will become increasingly cold.

* 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 Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers later near Orkney.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Showers near Orkney.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th 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 Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, backing east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th 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 Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th 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 Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th 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

    06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 6 or 7 in northeast, otherwise 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th 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

    06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6, but mainly 4 in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, but mainly 4 in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, backing east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 at first in south, otherwise 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in far northeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in northeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th 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

    06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 in Firth of Clyde, otherwise 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4 in Firth of Clyde, otherwise 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th 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 Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at times near Tiree, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Very rough at first near Tiree, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 7 or gale 8 at first in southwest, otherwise 5 or 6, but 3 or 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight south of Skye, otherwise smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6 in southwest, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in north and east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th 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 Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in far south, becoming variable 3 or 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7 in southwest, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in southwest, decreasing 4 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in northwest, moderate or rough in southeast.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southerly gale force 8 expected soon (issued at 1547 on Friday 23rd February)

    06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough in west, but moderate at first in eastern waters sheltered from the westerly swell.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough in west, becoming moderate in eastern waters sheltered from the westerly swell.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 to 5, occasionally 6, increasing 5 to 6 during the afternoon, occasionally 7 in the north of the area.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the southeast to rather rough in the northwest, increasing moderate to rather rough during the afternoon, perhaps locally rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps occasionally moderate near the French coast.

    06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 6, occasionally 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough with a low swell, locally rough in the north of the area.
    • Weather

      Fine.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Feb

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Sat 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 25th Feb

  • Wind

    Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in far south, becoming variable 3 or 4 in north.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

06:00 UTC Sun 25th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 26th Feb

  • Wind

    Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7 in southwest, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Feb