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Deep areas of low pressure will continue to move eastwards towards the United Kingdom from the Atlantic during the next few days. This will bring some very unsettled and very windy conditions, especially into Monday.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in west, otherwise southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast veering southwest later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south for a time, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale force 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Selsey Bill.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, veering southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, veering west or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high at times later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough at times.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high at times later and very high later near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough at times.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, backing southerly for a time, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly veering westerly later, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south for a time, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast backing south, 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, then becoming variable 3 or 4 at times later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high at times in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast backing south, 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, then becoming variable 3 or 4 at times later in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, backing east 6 to gale 8, then veering south or southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Easterly gale force 8

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 6th Feb

    • Wind

      South backing east 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      East veering south 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in west and later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain clearing, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South 7 to gale 8, locally severe gale 9 in the north, veering west by mid-evening, decreasing 5 to 6 for a time soon increasing 6 to 7 with gusts to 50kt.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain in the west spreading east this afternoon, locally heavy, clearing by midnight to scattered squally rain or hail showers, locally heavy with the risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor in rain or showers, otherwise moderate to good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to 7 with gusts to 50kt, increasing 7 to gale 8 during the afternoon, further increasing gale 8 to severe gale 9 overnight, veering west in the morning with gusts to 60kt later.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, becoming high to very high by morning.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers, locally heavy with the risk of thunder more persistent rain for a time late Sunday afternoon and evening, locally heavy, then showers again from late evening.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate to poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

12:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

  • Wind

    Southeasterly veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near Mull of Kintyre.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

  • Wind

    Westerly or southwesterly, backing southerly for a time, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Mull of Kintyre.
  • Weather

    Rain or squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb