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Very unsettled weather will continue as further areas of low pressure move northeastwards near Iceland, their associated frontal systems crossing the United Kingdom. A further deepening low will track eastwards across northern parts of the United Kingdom over the weekend.

* 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in sheltered south otherwise moderate or rough, but very rough or high north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in sheltered south otherwise moderate or rough, but very rough or high north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight in sheltered south otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight in sheltered south otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7 decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5 increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

  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

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough, but rough or very rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough, but rough or very rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly, 5 to 7, but mainly 4 or 5 in east, and decreasing 4 or 5 in west for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, but mainly 4 or 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor at times.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough, but very rough or high in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, backing southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough, but very rough at times in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough, but very rough or high in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, backing southeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough, but very rough at times in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in shelter otherwise rough or very rough, but high or very high in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, backing southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest backing south 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming very high for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5, backing southeasterly in south later.
    • Sea State

      Very high becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest backing south 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming very high for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5, backing southeasterly in south later.
    • Sea State

      Very high becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough in sheltered east otherwise high or very high.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally and wintry at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly severe gale force 9.

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      High, occasionally very high later, but rough or very rough east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      High or very high, but rough or very rough east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 6 occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 4 to 5 by morning and backing west 3 to 4 by midday, then southwest 3 to 5 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, locally rough at first, decreasing slight to moderate Friday morning.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest to south 3 to 5, increasing 5 to 6 by midnight, perhaps 7 in the north of the area, veering southwest to west mainly 4 Saturday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a swell, becoming rather rough to rough overnight then moderate again on Saturday.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain clearing Saturday morning, further rain late afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Thu 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Feb

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

18:00 UTC Fri 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 26th Feb