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The United Kingdom currently lies in a showery northwesterly airflow. Through Thursday morning a weak col will form, bringing lighter winds through much of the day. Showers will continue at times, particularly near occluded fronts.

* 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 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 at first in Moray Firth, otherwise northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Northeast, veering east, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th 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 Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering north or northeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Northeast, veering east, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West veering north or northwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly becoming variable, 3 or 4, then northeasterly 5 or 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later near berwick-upon-tweed.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      West becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in Thames estuary, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later offshore.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th 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 Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest backing south later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th 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 Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less at first in east, otherwise westerly or southwesterly, backing southerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Southerly backing easterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in south, then veering southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable becoming east later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable becoming east, 3 or 4, veering southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest veering northeast later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, becoming variable, then east later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, backing southeasterly 5 or 6 later, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in far north.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, becoming variable, then easterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest veering east later, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first offshore.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, veering southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming east later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at first in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th 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 Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming east later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th 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 northeasterly imminent issued on 0439 UTC on Wednesday 10 February 2016

    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West to northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 early morning, then southwest to west 3 to 5 by midday, backing south later Thursday evening some gusts to 30kt near showers.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, perhaps rather rough in the west by evening.
    • Weather

      Rain or hail showers, dying out Thursday evening risk of thunder until dawn.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

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

    • Wind

      South to southeast 4 to 5, perhaps 6 in places, becoming cyclonic variable 3 to 5 by midday, then southerly 4 to 6 Friday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with swell, perhaps rather rough for a time in the north and west.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading in from the southwest, becoming patchy for a time Friday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb

St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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00:00 UTC Thu 11th Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

  • Wind

    Variable becoming east later, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near St Davids Head.
  • Weather

    Isolated showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

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

  • Wind

    East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight, becoming moderate later.
  • Weather

    Showers, then occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 11th Feb