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A complex low, north of the United Kingdom, maintains a cold and showery west to northwest flow through much of the day. Later this evening and overnight, a deepening low is expected to move quickly eastwards across the middle of the United Kingdom.

* 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in north, but moderate or rough in south.
    • Weather

      Squally snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7 backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Very rough decreasing rough in north, but moderate in south, becoming slight in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair, rain or sleet later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in south.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later, then becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming mainly slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or sleet later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7 becoming west or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or sleet soon becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, backing south or southwest 5 or 6 later, then becoming cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9 becoming west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Rain soon becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 7 to severe gale 9 backing southerly 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in south, otherwise moderate or rough becoming mainly slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high offshore.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      High offshore at first, otherwise rough or very rough becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high offshore later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      High offshore at first, otherwise rough or very rough becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  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

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very high at first west of the Lizard Point, otherwise very rough or high, but moderate or rough in Lyme Bay.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8 veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but high for a time to west of Lizard Point, and mainly moderate in Lyme Bay.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  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

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but occasionally high in west.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8 veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  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

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      West, backing southwest for a time later, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9, backing west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  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

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9 backing south or southeast 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic, then northwest, 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming mainly moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, rain or sleet later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9 soon backing south 5 or 6 becoming cyclonic, then west or northwest, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, falling moderate or poor in showers and rain.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good but moderate in showers.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 backing south 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8 later then northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later, in far north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally snow showers dying out, rain or sleet later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  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

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, but very rough or high near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Squally snow showers dying out, rain or sleet later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very slight in the inner Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later, then northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      High or very high becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally snow showers dying out, rain or sleet later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  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

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      High or very high becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, but moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly gale force 8 continuing, issued at 1535 UTC on Tuesday 16 January 2018

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 17th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 gradually veering west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 or 7 in south.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, but moderate occasionally rough in east.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south at first. becoming variable 3 in north later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, but moderate occasionally rough in east.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest to west gale 8 to severe gale 9, with gusts to 65kt at first, decreasing 6 to 7 by mid afternoon, backing west to southwest 7 to severe gale 9 this evening, with gusts to 55kt.
    • Sea State

      Very rough to high, decreasing rough to very rough late afternoon, locally high in the north and west again overnight.
    • Weather

      Squally rain or hail showers, locally with thunder, becoming less frequent by midday rain or drizzle spreading in from the west this evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor, becoming moderate to poor this evening.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

    • Wind

      West to northwest 7 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt, decreasing 6 to 7 in the morning, perhaps occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, locally high in the west at first, occasionally rather rough overnight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle clearing in the morning to scattered showers, risk of hail and thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, becoming moderate to good in the morning, occasionally poor in showers.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Wed 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Jan

  • Wind

    West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Mainly fair, rain or sleet later in south.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor later in south.

06:00 UTC Thu 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 19th Jan

  • Wind

    West or northwest, backing southwest later, 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Jan