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A cold and showery northerly flow will persist across the British Isles. Troughs moving south in the flow will enhance the showers at times.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east, decreasing 4 or 5 in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6, then veering northerly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, rain and snow for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in north for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing west 4, then veering north later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, becoming fair, then rain and snow later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then veering northerly 6 to gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, becoming fair, then rain and snow later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in sheltered south, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, becoming fair in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northeasterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northeast.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, but fair for a time in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, veering northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in far east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, veering northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north later, 6 or 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in west.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, veering northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in west.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest veering northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in west.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in west.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in south at first, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North backing southwest then becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, then becoming northeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 or 7 at first, decreasing 5 or 6, then 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, backing west or northwest 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 or 5, then veering north 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, then rain and snow later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5, then veering northerly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain and snow later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west at first, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then becoming north 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, rain and snow for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough in north at first, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4, increasing 5 or 6, then veering north 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain and snow for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor, becoming moderate to very poor for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4, increasing 5 or 6, then veering north 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, rain and snow for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor, becoming moderate to very poor for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, occasionally thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northerly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale 9 imminent.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, but severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, perhaps heavy and thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 in east and becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, perhaps heavy and thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 6 to 7 with gusts to 40kt decreasing 5 to 6 this afternoon, then 3 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough becoming mainly slight overnight.
    • Weather

      Scattered wintry showers, especially in the south of the area.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North 3 to 4, veering northeast overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight with swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated sleet or snow showers, mainly later in the night and on Tuesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good except in showers.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

  • Wind

    Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 later in west.
  • Sea State

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

    Wintry showers, occasionally thundery.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

12:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northerly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale 9 imminent.

12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

  • Wind

    North or northwest 6 to gale 8, but severe gale 9 at first.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers, perhaps heavy and thundery at times.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

00:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

  • Wind

    North or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 in east and becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 in west.
  • Sea State

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

    Wintry showers, perhaps heavy and thundery at times.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb