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High pressure over Biscay will become slow moving over northern France and dominate the weather across the south and east of the United Kingdom. Deep Atlantic low pressure systems will move northeast near Iceland and will bring strong winds to the north and west of the United Kingdom at times.

* 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 Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later, north and west of Orkney, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in west.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight until later in Cromarty Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough far northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    00:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    00:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing southwesterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in north and east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    00:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing westerly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    00:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in west and in far south, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    00:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough in southwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight in far east otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  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 Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 except near shore Cardigan Bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  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 Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  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 Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  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 Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in west, then decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southerly later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time, then veering westerly 5 or 6, then backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in far north and in far south, otherwise slight, becoming moderate or rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter at first, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  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 Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time, then veering westerly 5 or 6, then backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time, then veering west 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in sheltered east at first, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming high later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor until later.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly gale force 8 in operation at time of issue.

    00:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, becoming high except in east.
    • Weather

      Rain the showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    00:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      North to northwest 2 to 3, occasionally 4 at first, becoming variable or west in the morning, then southwest during the evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 1 to 3, increasing 3 to 4 by dawn, occasionally 5 in the north in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, increasing slight to moderate, with swell.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar

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 Thu 5th Mar – 23:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

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

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

00:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 23:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

  • Wind

    Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

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

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 5th Mar