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Pressure will remain high from the Azores across to southeastern Europe, whilst increasingly active areas of low pressure move eastwards from Iceland across to Norway. Between these pressure systems, the mild westerly airflow will persist, but will tend to increase with time, particularly in the north, where there will be a risk of severe gales or storms come late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

* 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 Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7 veering northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      In east, slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time, in north, moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest for a time, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      In east, moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later, in north rough or very rough, becoming high or very high later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at times in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in north, smooth or slight in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at times in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in north, otherwise southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate, then slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing west or southwest 5 to 7, then veering west or northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at times in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later, then very rough later in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at times in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th 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 Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight at times in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough, and becoming very rough in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering northwest gale 8 or severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far south, and becoming very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th 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 Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering northwest gale 8 or severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon. Issued 20th February at 0343 UTC.

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in sheltered east, otherwise very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in sheltered east, otherwise very rough and becoming high for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 5, perhaps occasionally 6 from mid afternoon, increasing 5 to 6 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, increasing moderate to rather rough overnight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, extensive mist and fog, lifting and thinning at times from this afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 6, occasionally 4, increasing 6 overnight, perhaps occasionally 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, with a low swell, occasionally rough in the north of the area on Wednesday.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate to very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th Feb

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

  • Wind

    West 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

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

    Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate, occasionally very poor.

06:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

  • Wind

    West 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Slight at times in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 20th Feb