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Strong to gale force easterly winds will affect northern Scotland during Friday. A developing area of low pressure will also bring strong winds to southwestern England for a time, although elsewhere the wind will be mainly light to moderate in strength during the next 24 hours.

* 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 Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, but variable 3 or 4 for a time at first in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6 backing northeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th 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 Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming east 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7, backing northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    00:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, becoming easterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 at first in south, otherwise easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    00:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable mainly south 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 backing east or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in south, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    00:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4 backing northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in south.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly backing easterly or southeasterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly backing northeasterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, decreasing 3 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      South backing east, then veering southeast later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast backing northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th 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 Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      South backing northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then becoming variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic then northeast, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time, and high for a time in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th 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 Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly backing easterly or southeasterly, 4 or 5, but variable 3 for a time in south, then increasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in south.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast backing northeast 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th 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 Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing easterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in south, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th 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 Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, then occasionally 6 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6 backing northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 backing east or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast backing east 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th 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 Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first in Firth of Clyde, increasing 6 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly backing northeasterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th 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 Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, 4 at first in south, otherwise 5 or 6, but occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th 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 Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, 4 at first in south, otherwise 5 to 7, but occasionally gale 8 in far north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      East 6 to gale 8 backing northeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Gale force 8 veering easterly soon issued on 1554 UTC on Thursday 11 February 2016

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

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

    12:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 12th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 12th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 to 6, becoming cyclonic variable 3 to 5 late morning, decreasing 2 to 4 by Friday evening, becoming southeast and increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rather rough by dawn.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading in from the southwest, perhaps heavy at times, becoming patchy during the morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 13th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 13th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 to 6, increasing 6 or 7 early morning, locally gale 8, veering southwest around dawn, becoming cyclonic variable 3 to 6 by midday, then north or northwest by Saturday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough to very rough around dawn, locally high in the north and west, decreasing rather rough by evening, with a heavy swell.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 12th Feb