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A deep Atlantic low will be centred off southeast Greenland on Thursday with another low deepening and tracking north, west of the United Kingdom, on Friday. At the same time a ridge of high pressure will cover the southern North Sea.

* 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 Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough between Cape Wrath and Orkney.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 around Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, but 6 around Rattray Head, backing south or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in Firth of Forth.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor at first.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing south or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing south or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Mist and fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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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    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first offshore.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Mist and fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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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    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mist and fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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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    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5 backing southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mist and fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly backing southeasterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest backing southeast, 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

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

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7 backing southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest backing southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in Liverpool Bay.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but mainly slight in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, but risk of mist patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but mainly slight in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, backing southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, but with mist patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, soon veering south or southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 west of rathlin island.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in open water.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in central areas.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough in south and west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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: Nil.

    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate in south and east
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northwest, backing southerly 3 or 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough in northwest, moderate in south and east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in northwest for a time.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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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    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

    • Wind

      South 3 to 4, occasionally 5 north of Guernsey until dawn, backing southeast 2 to 4 during the afternoon, locally backing east for time during evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate in the north of the area till dawn.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog banks, mainly in the south and east of the area, clearing for a time late afternoon and early evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor or very poor in mist or fog.

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low to moderate swell.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches mainly near french coasts till noon and again late evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor or very poor in mist or fog.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Thu 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 21st Feb

  • Wind

    South or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 west of rathlin island.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

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

  • Wind

    South or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in North Channel.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).