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Pressure will remain low near Iceland and high over central Europe. A general southwesterly airstream will affect the United Kingdom, with gale force winds expected across northern parts 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in far west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time, occasionally severe gale 9 or storm 10 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight for a time in east, rough or very rough occasionally high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  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 Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming very rough in far west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in far west.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  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 Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Bristol Channel, otherwise rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight in far east, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  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 Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7, occasionally 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  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 Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 except in Liverpool Bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6 in Liverpool Bay, otherwise southwest 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate at first in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north, and later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  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 Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later through Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough near Mull of Kintyre, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Mull of Kintyre, and later in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 7 or gale 8, perhaps storm 10 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in west, veering westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, and high later in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time, then veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough and high at times in south.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  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 Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, backing southeast 4 or 5 for a time, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming very high for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in sheltered east, otherwise very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly severe gale 9 in operation at time of issue.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7 backing south 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 1 to 3, increasing 4 for a time Friday morning, and 4 perhaps 5 later in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, increasing slight perhaps moderate in the north later.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      South to southwest 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 in the north during the morning, decreasing 3 to 4 during the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the south, mainly moderate in the north, with a swell.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

  • Wind

    Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough in sheltered east, otherwise very rough or high.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly severe gale 9 in operation at time of issue.

00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

  • Wind

    West 5 to 7 backing south 6 to gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

12:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

  • Wind

    South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 at first.
  • Sea State

    Very rough or high, occasionally rough at first.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar