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A cold and showery northerly flow will persist across the British Isles, with troughs moving south enhancing the showers at times.

* 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 Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east, backing westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, rain and snow later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor, becoming moderate or poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, veering northerly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain and snow then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but poor or very poor for a time in north.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, veering north 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, becoming fair, then rain and snow for a time.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then veering northerly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, becoming fair, then rain and snow.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in sheltered south, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, becoming fair in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northerly or northeasterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, but fair for a time in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in east at first, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, veering northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in east.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, veering northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in west.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North veering northeast 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in west.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasional 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, veering northeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in west.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then becoming northeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in west.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North backing southwest then becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, then becoming northeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4, becoming variable 2 or 3, then north or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, veering north 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain, snow or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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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    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, veering northerly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, snow or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest backing west, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, veering north 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, and very rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Rain and snow, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North backing west or southwest,4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain and snow later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, veering north 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain and snow, then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

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

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6, veering northerly 6 to gale 8, west of Outer Hebrides later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain and snow later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in west later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 in east at first, otherwise northerly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain and snow, then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

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

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, becoming fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northerly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale 9 imminent. (Issued at 2152/31)

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 in the west later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, perhaps thundery at times, dying out later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 7, perhaps gale 8 at first in east and in southwest later, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair at first, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 5 to 6 decreasing 3 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough, locally rough in the south at first, decreasing slight overnight.
    • Weather

      Isolated wintry showers, mainly in the south of the area.
    • Visibility

      Good locally moderate in showers.

    18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North 3 to 4, veering northeast towards dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Scattered sleet or snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good locally moderate to poor in showers.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

  • Wind

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

    Moderate, occasionally rough in east at first, becoming slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers, becoming fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor at first.

18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 3 or 4, veering northeasterly 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers, mainly in east.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor in east.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb