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Atlantic fronts will move southeast across the United Kingdom, clearing the far southeast around midday Wednesday. A much colder northwesterly flow will follow with strong winds or gales and squally wintry showers, especially in the north.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west later, 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then occasional rain, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming wintry.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming fair, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later in Strait of Dover.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in Strait of Dover, veering westerly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming fair, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing west or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, backing westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in shelter in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, backing westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, becoming wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, perhaps occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, veering westerly 6 to gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in east, moderate or rough becoming very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in east, very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, veering westerly 6 to gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8, then veering westerly 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering westerly 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high later in far north and in far south, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Very rough or high in far north and in far south, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering west 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later in northeast and perhaps gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then squally and thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later, issued 26/1540

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West backing southwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough but moderate close to lee of east shetland.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8 veering west 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later in northeast and perhaps gale 8 in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough but moderate close to lee of east shetland.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain, soon squally showers, perhaps thundery at times later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 4, backing west early evening then southwest 4 to 5, increasing 5 to 6 soon after midnight, locally 7 mid-channel after dawn, veering west to northwest 6 to 7 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, increasing rather rough to rough.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain or drizzle from late afternoon, more persistent Wednesday morning, clearing around noon.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor in rain or drizzle.

    12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, increasing rough to very rough by evening.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor in showers.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

  • Wind

    West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
  • Weather

    Rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

12:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

  • Wind

    West 6 to gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Showers, becoming wintry.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan