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A deep area of low pressure currently out over the Atlantic will move eastwards across the northern half of the British Isles during tonight and Monday morning. This will bring gale to storm force winds and very high seas to many areas, especially southwestern and southern parts.

* 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in north, otherwise moderate or rough, but occasionally slight in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5, then increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in far south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, perhaps violent storm 11 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 or 6, then northwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming very high in west, then phenomenal for a time near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Very rough or high in west, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good in east.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest severe gale 9 or storm 10, increasing violent storm 11 for a time, decreasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming very high, occasionally phenomenal near Cornwall, then becoming high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

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

      High, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Poor, becoming moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high or very high for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good at first.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in south, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west for a time, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or southwest, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 at times in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly or northwesterly, 5 to 7, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later except in far south.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6 at first in south, otherwise variable 4, becoming northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming north or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and far south, then becoming very rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough in far north and far south, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming north or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough near Sutherland, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough near Sutherland, otherwise very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then becoming northwest 5 or 6, then cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Gale force 8 veering southwesterly imminent, 07/1552 UTC

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7 becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, soon becoming very rough or high in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest to west gale 8 to severe gale 9, perhaps with gusts to 65kt, occasionally 7 jersey southwards overnight, increasing locally storm 10 in the north from around dawn, decreasing 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt later Monday evening.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, increasing very rough to high overnight, then high to very high for a time from midday to early evening.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers with the risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 6 to gale 8, veering west to northwest and decreasing 5 to 6 by dawn, increasing 6 to 7 by midday, with gusts to 45kt.
    • Sea State

      Very rough to high, decreasing rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers with a risk of thunder a more prolonged period of rain for a time before dawn.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, then moderate to good from dawn.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 23:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

  • Wind

    West or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Very rough or high, becoming very high in west, then phenomenal for a time near the Isles of Scilly.
  • Weather

    Rain or squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor.

00:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

  • Wind

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

    Very rough or high in west, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
  • Weather

    Rain or squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, occasionally good in east.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb