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Deep areas of low pressure will track northeastwards close to Iceland bringing a strong southwesterly flow to much of the United Kingdom. A waving front, slow-moving across northern Scotland on Saturday, will move southeast across all parts on Sunday.

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in far north, decreasing 5 to 7, veering westerly later in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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 Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering northerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering north 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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 Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 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.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering northerly 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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 Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 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.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming poor for a time.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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 Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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 Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west.
    • 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.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 4 or 5, then backing south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      South veering west 5 to 7, then backing southwest 4 or 5 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 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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 Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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 Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, veering west 5 or 6 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.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south, becoming slight north of Skye.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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 Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good in north.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly severe gale 9 or storm 10, decreasing 6 to gale 8, then veering westerly 5 or 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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 and increasing severe gale force 9 soon, increasing violent storm 11 later. (Issued at 06/0359)

    00:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 11:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest severe gale 9 or storm 10, decreasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 or 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 mid-channel until dawn, becoming variable 2 to 4 south of Guernsey during the afternoon and Saturday evening, veering southwest to west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate in the north and west.
    • Weather

      Some mist and risk of fog patches spreading in from the northwest from afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming locally moderate to poor in mist, perhaps very poor in fog.

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 4 to 5 in the north of the area and 3 to 4 in the south, becoming variable 2 to 4 during the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in the north to slight in the south, decreasing smooth or slight, with swell.
    • Weather

      Some mist and risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor in mist, perhaps very poor in fog.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th Mar

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong wind warning

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

  • Wind

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

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Good.

00:00 UTC Sun 8th Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

  • Wind

    West or southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

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

    Occasional rain then fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 7th Mar