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A complex area of low pressure will continue to affect the United Kingdom during the next few days. There is a risk of gales or severe gales for a time in the south.

* 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 Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in northeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, veering westerly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 7 to severe gale 9, becoming southerly or cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 7 to severe gale 9, backing southerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, veering westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 or 7, backing south and decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic or south 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest 3 or 4, becoming west 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time in far south, and becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, then backing east later and decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, but variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, backing east later, and decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers or rain, mainly in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwesterly 3 or 4, backing westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time, but occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time, but occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest, becoming cyclonic later in north, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at times in sheltered east, otherwise rough, becoming very rough at times in west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly gale force 8 expected later. 09.45 01/03/17

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to 7, locally southerly 4 to 5 north of guernsey at first this afternoon, occasionally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt by this evening, decreasing 4 to 6 by morning, backing southwest 4 to 5 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, becoming moderate to rather rough in the morning.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle and mist patches clearing during the afternoon isolated showers developing this evening, dying out in the morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor, becoming mainly good by this evening.

    12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 5, backing south to southeast by evening, locally 6 overnight, veering south to southwest in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rather rough, with a decreasing swell.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain spreading in from the south overnight, locally heavy for a time, becoming intermittent in the morning.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate overnight, perhaps locally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

  • Wind

    Westerly backing southwesterly for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in south.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain for a time later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

12:00 UTC Thu 2nd Mar – 11:59 UTC Fri 3rd Mar

  • Wind

    West 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Mar