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At midday, a deep area of low pressure centred just east of Whitby will move rather quickly eastwards to reach Denmark by midnight tonight. This will bring severe gales or storm force winds across many southern and southeastern waters of the United Kingdom at first. Winds will then ease across all areas by midnight tonight.

* 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      North, backing south later, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time, then occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing west or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time, then veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south, backing westerly or westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6, then backing westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering northwesterly 5 to 7, then decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first near Selsey Bill, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly, backing southwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate, then slight later in the Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming mainly slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in south, then becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough at times near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then becoming south or southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 in far north until later, otherwise northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing southerly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight until later in central areas.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough at times in the far north and in the far south.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 in far north until later, otherwise northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing southerly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in east, then veering southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor until later.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    18:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      North or northeast, 5 or 6, veering southeast 4 or 5 later
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers at first
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to 7, locally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt in the north at first, decreasing 5 to 6 by dawn, and 4 to 5 by midday, backing westerly 3 to 4 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing rather rough around dawn, then slight to moderate in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, dying out from late morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West 2 to 4, backing southwest 4 to 5 by midnight, increasing 5 to 6 early morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a low swell, increasing moderate to rather rough by dawn, locally rough in the north by midday.
    • Weather

      Risk of a little drizzle from late morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps moderate to poor in drizzle.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

  • Wind

    Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southwest later.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

  • Wind

    South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally rough later.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb