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A rapidly deepening area of low pressure is expected to move northeastwards across northwestern areas, bringing gales or severe gales for a time today and tonight.

* 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly, becoming cyclonic then southwesterly, 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in northwest, then increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later in north, slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high, becoming slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, perhaps gale 8 later near North Foreland.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near North Foreland.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times near North Foreland.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near North Foreland.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, then squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first in Lyme Bay, becoming very rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high in far west.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in west, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight near Great Orme Head.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      South, veering west or southwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering westerly or southwesterly, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming cyclonic for a time, 6 to gale 8, occasionally 4 at first, increasing severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in west.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming cyclonic for a time, 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west at times, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming cyclonic for a time, 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west at times, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, becoming cyclonic then southwest 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at times east of Shetland, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming high or very high later.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southerly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later. Issued at 2145 UTC on Saturday 25th February.

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate at times east of Shetland, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, then wintry showers later in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 5, occasionally 6, increasing 5 to 7 by early afternoon, locally gale 8 in the north at times from late afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, increasing rather rough to rough this afternoon, decreasing moderate jersey southwards from midnight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle, clearing by mid morning further rain later this evening, clearing early Monday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor in rain and drizzle.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt, decreasing 5 to 7 early Tuesday morning and veering west to northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in the south to rough in the north, increasing rough to very rough by midday, locally rather rough towards dawn on Tuesday.
    • Weather

      Squally rain or hail showers, with a risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb

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

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Sun 26th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

  • Wind

    South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
  • Weather

    Rain at times, then squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

  • Wind

    South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming slight near Great Orme Head.
  • Weather

    Squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 26th Feb