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Pressure will remain high over Europe but areas of low pressure will run northwards to the west of Ireland and then between Iceland and Scotland. This will maintain a mild southerly or southwesterly airflow across all areas, strongest in the north and west with a risk of gales at times in the northwest.

* 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 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4, then south or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in Moray Firth, elsewhere moderate or rough, and occasionally very rough at first in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly in west, then squally showers later in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in east.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, but occasionally 7 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 mainly in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, then occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      South, backing southeast, then veering south or southwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, then occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough at times west of the Lizard peninsula, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 in Bristol Channel, increasing 6 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in far east.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor mainly in east.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in far east.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly for a time, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 in far west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times except in far northeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in far northeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, then squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, then becoming southerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first in north, then increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, then becoming southerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first in north, then increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then becoming variable 3 or 4, then southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle at time of issue: Severe gale force 9 veering southwesterly and decreasing gale force 8 soon (issued 15/0947 UTC)

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8 becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later in northwest
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest
    • Weather

      Rain at times, heavy later
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor later

    06:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6 becoming variable 3 or 4, then southeast 5 or 6
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, heavy at first, becoming fair
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, occasionally smooth in the southeast of the area.
    • Weather

      Areas of mist or haze, fog banks spreading from the west and south overnight into Saturday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming mainly poor to very poor after midnight.

    18:00 UTC Sat 16th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 17th Feb

    • Wind

      South to southeast 3 to 4, increasing 5 to 6 by dawn, then veering southwest 3 to 4 after midday.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in the northwest, slight in the southeast, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in fog.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 15th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).