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Very deep areas of low pressure over the Atlantic will maintain the very unsettled and at times very windy conditions over the United Kingdom for several more days.

* 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest backing east or southeast later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly southeast veering southwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south or southeast for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south or southeast for a time, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing south 7 to severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, backing southeast 6 to gale 8, then veering southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, backing southeasterly 6 to gale 8, then veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, backing southeast 6 to gale 8, then veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly, then becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time in south, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly, then becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time in south, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4, backing south 5 or 6, then backing east 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain early and late.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate early and late.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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.

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4, backing southerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain at first, soon mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, occasionally moderate in rain at first.

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, backing easterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, periods of rain later.
    • Visibility

      mainly good, occasionally moderate in rain later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      South to southwest 5 to 6, locally 7, increasing 7 to gale 8 by mid morning, with gusts to 50kt, locally 9 in the north in the afternoon, veering west 6 to 7 late evening, locally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, locally moderate in the south at first, increasing rough to very rough in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming persistent and locally heavy during the afternoon, clearing late evening, then scattered rain or hail showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor by dawn.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      West to southwest 6 to 7, locally gale 8, increasing gale 8 to severe gale 9 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers, risk of thunder, more persistent rain by evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

  • Wind

    West 4, backing south 5 or 6, then backing east 6 to gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
  • Weather

    Rain early and late.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate early and late.

00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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.

00:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

  • Wind

    Westerly 4, backing southerly 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

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

    Occasional rain at first, soon mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good, occasionally moderate in rain at first.

12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

  • Wind

    Southerly 5 or 6, backing easterly 6 to gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair, periods of rain later.
  • Visibility

    mainly good, occasionally moderate in rain later.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb