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A complex area of low pressure will continue to affect all areas of the United Kingdom during the next couple of days, bringing unsettled and very windy conditions to some 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in east and southerly 4 or 5 in north, becoming northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in northeast.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northerly backing westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  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 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, backing westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in northeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West backing southwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest for a time, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly for a time, 5 to 7, then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly later, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, backing southerly 4 or 5, then veering westerly gale 8 to storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, backing south 4 or 5, then veering west gale 8 to storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, and high at first in far west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, backing south or southwest 4 or 5, then veering west gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough, then very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Thundery showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable or cyclonic 3 or 4, then west gale 8 to storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, then high later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west or southwest 3 or 4, then increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate, then rough or very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first and again later in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first and again later in central and southern areas, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time in west, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      North backing west later, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, then north later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in central areas, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      North backing west later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate, except in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in southwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northerly backing westerly later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable mainly east or southeast 3 or 4, backing north 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in east, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Gale now ceased, but northerly gale force 8 expected later. Issued 27/2155 UTC.

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or southeast 3 or 4, backing north 5 to 7
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in east, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 55kt, decreasing south to southwest 4 to 6 for a time in the morning, then west to northwest for a time until early afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally rain or hail showers, heavy and prolonged at times, perhaps dying out during the evening, risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 7, perhaps 8, with gusts to 55kt, backing southerly 3 to 5 by late morning, veering southwest 5 to 7 in the afternoon, then westerly by evening.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing moderate to rather rough for a time in the morning, increasing very rough, perhaps high, by late evening, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Any showers soon clearing, rain spreading in from the west by dawn, clearing during the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

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 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

  • Wind

    Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate at first and again later in central and southern areas, otherwise moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

  • Wind

    Northwesterly backing westerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Showers, rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb