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The British Isles will lie in an unsettled and mainly northwesterly airflow during the next 24 hours, although a ridge of high pressure will encroach from the west late on Wednesday and during 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, then decreasing 4 at times in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly veering northeasterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in east, decreasing 4 at times in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5 veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Rattray Head and Berwick upon Tweed.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly veering northerly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then veering north 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest veering northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south, then decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near northeast Norfolk and North Foreland.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near northeast Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, then decreasing 4 or 5 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate in east, very rough becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first in west.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west, then backing southerly or southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight in east, rough becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Rough at first near Cornwall, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 or 6, then decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, then becoming variable.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in south, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in south, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 3, then southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in North Channel, decreasing 4 at times in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in North Channel, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in North Channel, becoming variable 3, then southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7 backing northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly becoming cyclonic then easterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, decreasing 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7 backing northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate between Barra and Canna.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly becoming cyclonic then easterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, decreasing 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North 6 or 7 decreasing 4 or 5, then veering northeast 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in east, but becoming very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in north.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northerly gale force 8

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 6 or 7, but gale 8 at first in southwest, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate close to east Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in the east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5 increasing northerly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 at times later in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate close to east Shetland at first, increasing high later, except in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps wintry later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate, perhaps poor at times.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt, decreasing 5 or 6 by noon Wednesday, then 4 or 5, occasionally 6 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, decreasing moderate to rather rough by evening.
    • Weather

      Squally rain or hail showers, risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 2 to 4 overnight, then west 2 or 3 by noon Tuesday, backing south 4 or 5 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, decreasing slight with swell overnight.
    • Weather

      Isolated rain or hail showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

  • Wind

    Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, then decreasing 4 at times in west.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

18:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

  • Wind

    Northerly or northwesterly veering northeasterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in east, decreasing 4 at times in west.
  • Sea State

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

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb