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An active cold front moves quickly southwards across the British Isles today, introducing a very strong and much colder northwesterly flow of air.

* 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 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in south, but rough or very rough in north, occasionally high to the north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in south, but rough or very rough in north, occasionally high to the north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th 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 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 to 7, then veering northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough offshore.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough offshore.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough offshore.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first offshore.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in Strait of Dover.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th 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 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough or high in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th 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 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th 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 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th 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 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in far north.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th 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 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West gale 8 to storm 10, veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, but very rough or high in west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th 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 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West gale 8 to storm 10, veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly severe gale force 9 in operation at time of issue.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming west or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 6, increasing 6 to 7 during the morning, veering west to northwest by midday, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough increasing rough to very rough by early afternoon.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle clearing around midday isolated squally showers developing, becoming frequent overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor at times.

    06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West to northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally rain or hail showers risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor at times.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Jan

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally rough offshore.
  • Weather

    Rain at first, then wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

06:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

  • Wind

    West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering northwest later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally rough offshore.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 28th Jan