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Pressure will remain high to the southwest of the United Kingdom bringing fairly quiet conditions for most during the next couple of days. However, weather fronts moving erratically northeastwards, will bring mild, but moist and rather murky conditions to southwestern areas for a time.

* 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 Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first in north, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering westerly or northwesterly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight until later in east, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      South becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      South becoming cyclonic later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in west.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th 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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    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but mainly rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough, occasionally very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight in far east, otherwise moderate and rough at times in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, veering north 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast veering west later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast veering west later 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast veering west or northwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor or very poor later.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle with fog patches becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5, then veering west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first and again later in east, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, backing southeasterly 4 or 5, then veering westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in northwest, otherwise smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, backing southeast 5 or 6, then veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, veering west or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in central areas, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      West backing southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil at time of issue.

    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 18th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 backing south 3 or 4
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough but slight to the east of Shetland
    • Weather

      Showers at first
    • Visibility

      Good

    18:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4 occasionally 5 in south later
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough but slight to the east of Shetland
    • Weather

      Rain in southwest later.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate in southwest later

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 to 5, locally 6 mid channel, decreasing 3 to 4 by evening, becoming cyclonic variable 2 to 4 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the south to moderate in the north, decreasing smooth or slight this evening.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming more persistent by late afternoon, mist and fog patches especially from evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally moderate to poor, locally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic variable 2 to 4, gradually becoming northwest to north 4 to 5 by late afternoon, occasionally 6 from evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, increasing slight to moderate this afternoon, occasionally rather rough overnight, with a swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle with mist or fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, locally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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06:00 UTC Sun 18th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 19th Feb

  • Wind

    Southerly 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

06:00 UTC Mon 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 20th Feb

  • Wind

    Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 18th Feb