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A deep area of low pressure currently centred just west of southern Norway will gradually transfer southwards across the North Sea during the next couple of days. This will bring a very cold and unstable northwesterly then northerly airflow across the British Isles.

* 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 Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high in north, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, but veering northeasterly 5 to 7 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

      High or very high in north, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering northeast for a time, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, sleet or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering northeast for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, sleet or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northeasterly for a time, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, veering northeasterly for a time in north, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, sleet or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or sleet then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly veering northerly later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then rain or sleet.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or sleet then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th 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

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly severe gale 9 or storm 10, decreasing 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in far west, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th 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

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, and perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th 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

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th 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

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Solway Firth.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in southeast, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high later in far north.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th 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

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Firth of Clyde, otherwise rough, but occasionally very rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in Firth of Clyde, otherwise rough, but occasionally very rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain, sleet or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first.
    • Sea State

      High or very high in north, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th 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

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, sleet or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high at first.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      North becoming cyclonic later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northerly storm force 10 I operation at time of issue.

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      North becoming cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, increasing very high for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 7 to severe gale 9 with gusts to 60kt, decreasing 5 to 6 by mid-afternoon, increasing 6 to 7 with gusts to 50kt overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, locally high, becoming rather rough to rough after midnight.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate to good, locally poor in showers.

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt , increasing 7 to gale 8 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, becoming rough, perhaps high overnight.
    • Weather

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

      Good, locally moderate to poor in showers.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan

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 Fri 30th Jan – 05:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in North Channel.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate in Firth of Clyde, otherwise rough, but occasionally very rough in North Channel.
  • Weather

    Squally wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in North Channel.
  • Sea State

    Moderate in Firth of Clyde, otherwise rough, but occasionally very rough in North Channel.
  • Weather

    Squally wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 30th Jan