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A complex area of low pressure will dominate the weather, bringing cool showery and at times windy conditions to all areas.

* 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 Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest, backing southeast, 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming north or northeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in northwest, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      North or northeast, backing west or northwest in the Moray Firth, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming north or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest, occasionally north, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in north, increasing gale 8 at times near North Foreland.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, occasionally northwesterly later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times near North Foreland.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly at times, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain then thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, decreasing 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly later in west, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in far west and at times in south, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming west or southwest, veering northwest later, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at times in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west or southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but mainly moderate in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west or northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west or northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West, veering north or northwest for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

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

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest, veering north for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in east, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, veering northerly for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough at times in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in shelter.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north or northwest, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in northwest, then becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest, occasionally southeast at first, becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north or northeast, occasionally northwest later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest, occasionally southeast at first, becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery wintry showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north or northeast, occasionally northwest later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in far northwest, backing southerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first, becoming moderate to east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 soon. Issued at 2153 UTC on Sunday 26th February.

    06:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in far northwest, backing southerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first, becoming moderate later east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7 at first in northwest, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate east of shetland, otherwise very rough, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      South to southwest 5 to 7, perhaps locally gale 8, veering southwest to west and increasing 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 55kt by mid-morning, perhaps occasionally severe gale 9 this afternoon, veering west to northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, becoming rough to very rough by this afternoon.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, with gusts to 50kt, decreasing 5 to 6 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing rather rough overnight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers with a risk of thunder, dying out overnight, risk of rain in the west Wednesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

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

  • Wind

    South or southwest, veering west or northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

  • Wind

    West, veering north or northwest for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough for a time.
  • Weather

    Rain or squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb