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A weak col covers the United Kingdom. During Friday an area of low pressure will arrive from the west, bringing stronger easterly winds to northern areas. On Saturday another deep Atlantic depression looks set to reach the southwestern approaches.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, veering east 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, backing northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly, becoming cyclonic in south, 4 or 5, then becoming easterly 5 to 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 at first in south, otherwise easterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later near Berwick-Upon-Tweed.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly, backing southeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, backing easterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in Thames estuary, otherwise slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing southeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, backing easterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      West, backing southeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, then becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th 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

    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight for a time in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 6 or 7, then becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, backing east 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or southeast 5 to 7, then backing northeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming east or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then backing northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming east or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming east or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then backing northeast later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th 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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    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming easterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then backing northeasterly later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming east, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then backing northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7, but 3 or 4 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and later in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th 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

    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7, but 3 or 4 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 6 to gale 8, veering east 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northeasterly gale force 8 at time of issue.

    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      East or northeast 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      East or northeast 7 to gale 8, decreasing 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough, decreasing moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      West to southwest 2 to 4, backing southwest to south 4 to 5 this evening, further backing southeast 5 to 6 towards dawn, becoming cyclonic variable 2 to 5 by noon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, increasing moderate overnight, occasionally rather rough in the west Friday morning.
    • Weather

      Scattered rain or hail showers dying by evening rain spreading from the southwest after midnight, possibly heavy at times, becoming patchy during the morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic variable 2 to 5, becoming south to southeast 5 to 6 by midnight, veering south to southwest 6 to gale 8 by Saturday morning, further veering northwest 5 to 7 by noon.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate, with swell, becoming rough to very rough overnight, then very rough, perhaps high, in the morning.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain overnight, heavy at times, turning to showers during Saturday morning, with a risk of hail.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

  • Wind

    West or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, backing east 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later near Lands End.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb