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At midday, a deep area of low pressure centred just east of Whitby will move rather quickly eastwards to reach Denmark by midnight tonight. This will bring severe gales or storm force winds across many central and southern waters of the United Kingdom. Winds will have eased across all areas by midnight tonight.

* 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, backing north 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 6 to gale 8, backing northwest 4 or 5, then backing west or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain or sleet at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough at times later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north, 6 to gale 8, backing west or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or sleet then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly, veering northerly or northwesterly, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south, then backing westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly, veering northwesterly, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, veering northwesterly 5 to 7, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first near Selsey Bill, veering northwesterly 5 to 7, then decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 5 to 7, then decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in far west, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, backing southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 6 to gale 8, then decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in north, decreasing 5 or 6, then backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest gale 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at first, then decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, backing west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in the North Channel, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight at times in shelter.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough at times later near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, then veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 in far north, otherwise northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough at times in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 in far north, otherwise northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 23:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West to northwest 6 to 7, locally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt mainly in the north, veering northwest during the afternoon, decreasing 5 to 6 overnight, and 4 to 5 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing rather rough to rough overnight, and moderate by noon.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, becoming good this evening.

    12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 5, backing west 2 to 4 by evening, then southwest 4 to 5 overnight, increasing 5 to 6 by noon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, with a low swell, decreasing slight by evening, increasing moderate jersey southwards and rather rough to rough in the north by noon.
    • Weather

      Risk of a little drizzle late Saturday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps moderate to poor in drizzle.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

  • Wind

    Cyclonic 4 or 5 in far north, otherwise northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing westerly 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Rough, becoming very rough for a time in south.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

12:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

  • Wind

    Westerly 4 or 5, backing southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb