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A very strong, cold and unstable northerly airstream will affect the United Kingdom for 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

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later, but mainly 5 or 6 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in inner Moray Firth, otherwise very rough or high in east, high or very high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in inner Moray Firth, otherwise very rough or high occasionally very high at first in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, veering north or northwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, except in shelter, and high for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering northeast 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest veering northeast for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, veering northeasterly for a time in north, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering northerly or northwesterly 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight inshore, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, veering north or northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later offshore.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight inshore, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  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 Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, veering northerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shore, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later in far west.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough or high in far west.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  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 Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  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 Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  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 Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight in Solway Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, veering north or northwest 7 or gale 8, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest gale 8 or severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10, decreasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, becoming wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in southeast, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high in north.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in North Channel, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in north, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  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 Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Firth of Clyde, otherwise rough, but occasionally very rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in North Channel, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but high in west.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, but high at first in west.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough just south of Skye, otherwise rough or very rough, and high or very high in north.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      High, occasionally very high at first in north, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  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 Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northerly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in west, becoming northeasterly, then backing northwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, in east.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in southeast, otherwise high or very high, becoming very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, occasionally thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northerly storm force 10 at time of issue.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northerly 7 to severe gale 9in west , perhaps gale 10 for a time in far west, but becoming northeasterly 6 or 7 in east.
    • Sea State

      High or very high, but very rough in southeast.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, perhaps thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northerly 7 to severe gale 9 in west, but northeasterly 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time, backing northwesterly 5 or 6 in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers, perhaps wintry and thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 6 with gusts to 40kt first, increasing 6 to 7 tomorrow morning, veering northerly in the afternoon, further increasing 7 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough becoming rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or hail showers, risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good except in showers.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 7 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt decreasing 5 to 6 later in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough becoming rather rough to rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good except in showers.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

  • Wind

    Northwest 5 or 6, veering north or northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming rough later offshore.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

  • Wind

    North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Slight inshore, otherwise moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan