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High pressure over central europe will slowly slip south as areas of low pressure move eastwards from Iceland to Norway. Between these systems, a changeable, damp and mild mainly westerly airflow will affect the United Kingdom during the next couple of days.

* 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 Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing westerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

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

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor in north, then mainly good later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in east, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough in north, occasionally high for a time near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally at first.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near rattyray head later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Mainly smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West veering northwest, 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainl;y fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 backing southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7 veering northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5 backing southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in northeast.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor at times.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Mo0oth or slight, but mainly moderate in northeast.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then mainly fair, rain and drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain and drizzle and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor or very poor later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle with fog patches, becoming, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter at first, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor or very poor later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle with fog patches, becoming fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain and drizzle with fog patches, becoming fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming good for a time.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasioanl drizzle with fog patches, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor or very poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becomign occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle with fog patches, becoming fair for a time, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor, becoming moderate or good for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6, occasionally 7 in north decreasing 4 or 5, veering northwest 3 or 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate bercoming rough in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches, becoming fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor, becoming moderate or good for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth, becoming occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor or very poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 veering west or northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle and mist patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight in east, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches, becoming fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good for a time.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north at first, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches, then showers occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good, occasionally poor later in west.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle and fog patches, then showers, occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good, becoming moderate occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then increasing 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle with fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 increasing 6 or 7, veering west or northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming occasionally very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle with fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7 backing southwest 5 , then increasing 6 occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far north and in far south, becoming slight for a time in central areas.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west or northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle with fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, backing southwest 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair at first, then rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good becoming moderate or poor, then mainly good latert.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

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

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

    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 19th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 or 7, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 to 4, locally 5 in the north of the area.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in the north.
    • Weather

      Misty risk of a little rain or drizzle and fog patches from this evening fog becoming more extensive overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, occasionally good this afternoon.

    12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West 3 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 early afternoon, occasionally 6 in the north of the area.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, increasing moderate, occasionally rather rough in the north by evening, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle with mist and fog.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

  • Wind

    West 4 or 5 backing southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth at first in shelter, otherwise slight.
  • Weather

    Rain for a time.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

12:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 to 7 veering northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb