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A northerly or northwesterly airflow will bring isolated showers to most areas through the remainder of today. A weak ridge of high pressure will build overnight, bringing lighter winds through Thursday.

* 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 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering northeast, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th 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 Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering northeast, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast, veering east, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, veering northerly later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, veering east 5 or 6 later in north, but becoming variable 3 or less in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in Thames estuary, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly, 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers or rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or southeasterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th 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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    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west, then becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth later in north.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west, then becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west, then becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far north.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th 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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    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth later in south.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable, then southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, veering easterly or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th 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 Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, veering easterly or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, occasionally wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th 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 at 10/0439 UTC

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally rough later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then some wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West to northwest 4 to 5, occasionally 6 with gusts to 35kt at first, becoming variable 2 to 4 after midnight, then southwest to west 3 to 5 by afternoon remaining gusty near showers.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough becoming slight to moderate overnight, locally rather rough in the west by evening.
    • Weather

      Rain or hail showers risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      West to southwest 3 to 4, occasionally 5 and gusty around showers, backing south to southeast 5 to 6 overnight, becoming cyclonic variable 3 to 5 during Friday morning, then southerly 4 to 6 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with swell, becoming locally rather rough for a time in the north and west.
    • Weather

      Scattered rain or hail showers, dying out during the evening rain spreading in from the southwest overnight, becoming patchy by Friday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate in showers and rain.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

  • Wind

    Northeast 6 to gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough.
  • Weather

    Isolated showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

18:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th 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 at 10/0439 UTC

18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

  • Wind

    Northeast 6 to gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Very rough, occasionally rough later in southwest.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain then some wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

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

  • Wind

    Northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in east.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb