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A deep area of low pressure will move eastwards, to the north of Scotland overnight, reaching Norway by Wednesday afternoon. A second deepening low will move eastwards across the United Kingdom on Thursday bringing severe gales or storm force winds to some waters.

* 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 Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West gale 8 to storm 10, occasionally violent storm 11 at first near Orkney, veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      In Moray Firth moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time, otherwise high or very high becoming very rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 near Rattray Head decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in south, but very rough for a time near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, veering northeast 6 to gale 8, then backing west 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight at first in south.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, then becoming northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, then becoming northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 4 at first in north otherwise westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9, then veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle at times, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time, then veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight for a time in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 7 to severe gale 9, then veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight later in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 7 to severe gale 9, then veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 to storm 10,then veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic gale 8 to storm 10, then becoming northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing southeast later, 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering west or northwest, 4 or 5, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9, then decreasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, increasing gale 8 to storm 10, then becoming northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, increasing gale 8 to storm 10, then becoming northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough, but very rough for a time in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, backing northeast 6 to gale 8, then backing northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough or high for a time in far south and in far north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly gale 8 to storm 10, occasionally violent storm 11 at first in far south, veering northerly 6 to gale 8, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly severe gale force 9 increasing storm force 10 imminent, further increasing violent storm force 11 soon. Issued at 2152UTC on 20th February 2017.

    00:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high or very high except to east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northerly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, decreasing 5 or 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in east and later in south, otherwise high or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West to southwest 5 to 6, locally 7 in the north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough jersey southwards, rather rough to rough Jersey northwards.
    • Weather

      Mist with occasional drizzle and the risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, occasionally good locally very poor in any fog.

    00:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to 7, perhaps occasionally gale 8 late morning, veering west to northwest by midday, decreasing 5 to 6 during the evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in the south with a low swell, to rough in the north, becoming rough to very rough by late morning, decreasing rather rough by midnight.
    • Weather

      Mist and a risk of fog patches with occasional rain or drizzle, clearing by early afternoon risk of a shower in the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, perhaps occasionally very poor, becoming moderate to good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Feb