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A northerly or northwesterly airflow will bring 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

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, veering northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly, veering easterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 near Orkney.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northeasterly later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly, veering easterly later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering north later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

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

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, decreasing 4, then becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

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

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in Thames estuary, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth, occasionally moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th 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 Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, mainly southeasterly, 5 to 7 later.
    • 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 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th 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 Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, becoming variable 3 or less later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less at first in north, otherwise, westerly, backing southeasterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 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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    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 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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    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north at first, becoming smooth later in south.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

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

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 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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    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 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.

    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 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 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 in south, but easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in south, otherwise southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times near shore.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 in south, but easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, occasionally wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in south, otherwise southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times near shore.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 at first in south, otherwise, north or northeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest veering northeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally rough at first in south and high until later in northeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Very rough, occasionally rough later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West to northwest 6 to 7 with gusts to 45kt at first, decreasing 5 to 6 this afternoon and 4 to 5 by late evening, becoming variable 2 to 4 for a time overnight remaining gusty near showers.
    • Sea State

      Rough, gradually becoming moderate overnight.
    • Weather

      Rain or hail showers risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

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

    • Wind

      West to southwest 3 to 4, occasionally 5 and gusty around showers, backing south to southeast 4 to 5 overnight, becoming variable 2 to 4 Friday morning.
    • Sea State

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

      Scattered rain or hail showers, dying out in the evening occasional rain spreading from the southwest overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate in showers and rain.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb

The Channel Islands

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

  • Wind

    West to northwest 6 to 7 with gusts to 45kt at first, decreasing 5 to 6 this afternoon and 4 to 5 by late evening, becoming variable 2 to 4 for a time overnight remaining gusty near showers.
  • Sea State

    Rough, gradually becoming moderate overnight.
  • Weather

    Rain or hail showers risk of thunder.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

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

  • Wind

    West to southwest 3 to 4, occasionally 5 and gusty around showers, backing south to southeast 4 to 5 overnight, becoming variable 2 to 4 Friday morning.
  • Sea State

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

    Scattered rain or hail showers, dying out in the evening occasional rain spreading from the southwest overnight.
  • Visibility

    Good becoming moderate in showers and rain.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 10th Feb