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A deep area of low pressure currently centred just west of southern Norway will gradually transfer southwards across the North Sea during the next couple of days. This will bring a very cold and unstable northwesterly then northerly airflow across the British Isles.

* 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 Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7 veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming high in north, slight or moderate becoming rough or very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good in south.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north, but veering northeasterly 5 to 7 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

      High or very high in north, rough or very rough in south, but moderate in inner Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good in south.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough, then very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain, sleet or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, veering northeasterly for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, sleet or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering northeast for a time, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers, rain or sleet for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 veering northwest 5 to 7, then veering northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, backing westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain or sleet for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northerly or northwesterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8 becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain, sleet or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, sleet or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  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 Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in west, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, very rough or high in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7 increasing 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in west.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  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 Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in west, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first near Cornwall.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 to storm 10 in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in west, moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  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 Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in south, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 at first, increasing storm 10 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  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 Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate in Solway Firth.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, but becoming variable 4 for a time at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7 becoming variable 4, then northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate or rough in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7 increasing gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in north, but moderate or rough in southeast.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  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 Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6 becoming variable 4, then northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Firth of Clyde, otherwise rough, but occasionally very rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally 5 in Firth of Clyde, increasing gale 8 to storm 10 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Firth of Clyde, otherwise rough, but occasionally very rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7 becoming northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first near Islay and Tiree.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing gale 8 to storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain, sleet or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but high in far north.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good in south.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  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 Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, but rough or very rough between Barra and Canna.
    • Weather

      Rain, sleet or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times.
    • Sea State

      High or very high, but rough or very rough between Barra and Canna.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 or 7 at first in south, otherwise northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in east, otherwise very rough or high, becoming high or very high later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good at first in east.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northerly severe gale force 9 expected soon, issued at 29/0957

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest veering north or northwest, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming very high later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 or gale 8 with gusts to 55kt, decreasing 5 or 6 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, becoming rather rough to rough tomorrow afternoon.
    • Weather

      Squally rain or hail showers, becoming less frequent tomorrow, risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, except in showers.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, increasing 6 or 7 with gusts to 50kt overnight, perhaps locally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers, risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, except in showers.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan

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

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Thu 29th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

  • Wind

    Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time at first in south.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough in south, moderate or rough in north.
  • Weather

    Rain or squally wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

  • Wind

    Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 at first, increasing storm 10 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
  • Weather

    Squally wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Jan