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A broad westerly flow will cover the waters of the United Kingdom with a rapidly moving low crossing from west to east overnight and at first tomorrow.

* 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high, becoming rough or very rough, but mainly moderate in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry for a time and perhaps thundery too.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then east 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight close to shore.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming variable 3 or less, then east 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, perhaps rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight close to shore.
    • Weather

      Showers, but rain for a time in south.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate in south.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 to 6, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West, becoming cyclonic 4 to 6, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly backing southeasterly for a time, 3 to 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly backing southeasterly for a time, 3 to 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, but variable 2 for a time overnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later, but variable 2 for a time overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later, but variable 2 for a time overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in south, veering northwest 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain and drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southeast for a time, 3 to 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest for a time, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain and drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 to 6, decreasing 3 for a time, backing southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later, then veering west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest for a time, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain and drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 to 6, decreasing 3 for a time, backing southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later, then veering west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest for a time, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later in east, but very rough or high in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, but rain for a time in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 to 6, decreasing 3 for a time, backing southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later, then veering west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers or rain.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time, backing southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later, then veering westerly.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but slight or moderate in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Rain and sleet.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, decreasing 2 to 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, decreasing 2 to 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, wintry at times and perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, decreasing 2 to 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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 Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in south, veering northwesterly 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high, becoming rough or very rough later in west, but moderate or rough in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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: Storm force 10 continuing, now veered westerly issued at 10:00 UTC on Sat 22 Feb 2020

    18:00 UTC Sat 22nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in south, veering northerly or northwesterly 3 to 5 later, except in far south
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high at first in west, but moderate or rough in sheltered waters east of shetland
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally heavy with risk hail, thunder
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor

    06:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7 at first in far south, otherwise northerly or northwesterly 3 to 5
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high at first in west, but moderate or rough in sheltered waters east of shetland
    • Weather

      Showers turning wintry
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4 to 6, increasing 6 to 7 after midnight, occasionally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt in the north of the area, decreasing 4 to 6 late afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, locally moderate in the south and east with a low to moderate swell, occasionally very rough in the north and west by dawn.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, especially late this evening and Sunday afternoon mist and a risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, perhaps locally very poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 6, soon decreasing 2 to 4 in the north of the area, becoming generally southwest 5 to 7 after midnight, occasionally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt in the north of the area by midday.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, locally moderate in the south and east with a low to moderate swell, occasionally very rough in the north and west by midday.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming intermittent by dawn on Monday, then persistent and perhaps heavy later mist and a risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, perhaps locally very poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Sat 22nd Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 23rd Feb

  • Wind

    Westerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Good occasionally moderate.

18:00 UTC Sun 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 24th Feb

  • Wind

    Westerly or southwesterly backing southeasterly for a time, 3 to 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Good occasionally poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).