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Pressure will remain low near Iceland and high over central Europe. A broad southwesterly airstream will affect the United Kingdom, with severe gales at times across northern areas. A cold front will move southeastwards during Sunday, followed by a build in pressure.

* 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 Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, but very rough or high north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, but very rough or high north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Rain, mainly in north, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in north.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, otherwise mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 near St Davids Head, decreasing 4 at times in far east.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming poor for a time later.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough, except in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor at times.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 or gale 8, veering west 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 4, then west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 through Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 4, then westerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate, except in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in north, decreasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10, decreasing 5 or 6 for a time later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good in north.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering westerly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good in north.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 at first in northwest, otherwise southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 or violent storm 11 for a time, backing south or southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming very high for a time in northwest, and rough later in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 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: Southerly gale force 8 imminent, veering southwesterly

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 or violent storm 11.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, but very high later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest storm 10 or violent storm 11, decreasing 6 to gale 8, backing south or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, but very high at first in northwest and rough later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 2 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 overnight, perhaps locally 6 mid channel for a time, veering southwest by midday Saturday, locally variable 1 to 3 south of Jersey in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate in the north overnight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 5 in the north of the area, 2 to 4 in the south, locally variable south of jersey in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in the north to slight in the south with a swell.
    • Weather

      Fair becoming rather cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

  • Wind

    Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later in north.
  • Sea State

    Slight at times in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, but very rough or high north and west of Orkney.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain, mainly in north.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

18:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 17:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

  • Wind

    Cyclonic, mainly southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
  • Sea State

    Slight at times in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, but very rough or high north and west of Orkney.
  • Weather

    Rain, mainly in north, then showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor at first in north.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar