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An anticyclone centred near the channel islands will remain slow moving during Tuesday. Strong winds or gales will affect northwestern areas. By Wednesday the anticyclone will move eastwards to cover eastern Germany.

* 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 Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in south.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 near Berwick-upon-Tweed.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in south.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near coast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near coast.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later near headlands.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first near coast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first near coast.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches for a time near coast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near coast.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly, backing southeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches for a time near coast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near coast.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near coast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first near coast.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing southerly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 in far west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough west of Lizard Point, but smooth at first near Lyme Bay.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly, backing southeasterly, 5 or 6, increasing 7 in west, but 4 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough west of Lizard Point, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing southerly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 in west, but variable 3 or less in the Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight at first in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in the Bristol Channel.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly, backing southeasterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 near St Davids Head, but 3 or 4 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      South, backing southeast, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south, 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth near Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but smooth or slight in far south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      South, backing southeast, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing southerly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate near shorelines.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southerly gale force 8 imminent, veering southwesterly soon. Issued at 1548 UTC on 23rd January.

    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing gale 8 at times later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      South to southwest 1 to 3, becoming southwest to west 2 to 4 during the morning,.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mist or haze patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 2 to 4, backing southeast 3 to 4 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mist or haze at times risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor, perhaps very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan

Isle of Man

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

  • Wind

    Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight becoming moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

00:00 UTC Wed 25th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

  • Wind

    South, backing southeast, 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Moderate occasionally rough.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 24th Jan