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Low pressure will remain slow-moving close to the northeast of the British Isles over the next 24 to 36 hours, maintaining unsettled weather and gale force winds in places. A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the United Kingdom through Wednesday, bringing a spell of quieter weather for most places.

* 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 Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, veering north 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      North veering northeast, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at times in north, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, veering northwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering northwest 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time in south, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time in south.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6, then veering northwesterly 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later offshore.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6, then veering northwest 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough west of the Lizard, and occasionally high until later near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough west of the Lizard, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, then decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first, then occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest veering west or northwest, 6 or 7, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing south or southwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 7 or gale 8 at first in south, otherwise northerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, then backing northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, then backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in north, and high for a time in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6 at first in south, otherwise cyclonic 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th 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 Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North, backing northwest later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 or 7 at first in south, otherwise cyclonic 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later in south.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming north or northeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

    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

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6 becoming north or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West to northwest 4 to 6, increasing 6 to gale 8 by midday, with gusts to 50kt, occasionally severe gale 9 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, perhaps locally high from early evening.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers, prolonged for a time until mid-morning risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, occasionally good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

    • Wind

      West to northwest 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in the north at first, decreasing 4 to 5 by evening, further decreasing 2 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing rather rough with swell in the afternoon, locally moderate in the south by dawn.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor in showers.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb

Isle of Man

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

  • Wind

    West or southwest veering west or northwest, 6 or 7, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Rough becoming moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

06:00 UTC Wed 10th Feb – 05:59 UTC Thu 11th Feb

  • Wind

    West or northwest, backing south or southwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 9th Feb