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Deep areas of low pressure will continue to affect the United Kingdom during the next few days. This will bring some very unsettled, very windy conditions with very rough seas, especially in southwestern and southern parts on 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 Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly veering southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th 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 Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 or 6, then veering west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering north or northwest later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in north, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good at first.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good at first.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th 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 Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming high or very high, then phenomenal later near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good at first.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest severe gale 9 or storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Phenomenal at first near the Isles of Scilly, otherwise high or very high, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th 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 Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good at first.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest severe gale 9 or storm 10, occasionally violent storm 11 at first, then decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th 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 Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good becoming moderate or poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in south, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Very high at first near Pembrokeshire, otherwise very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th 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 Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south, decreasing 5 at times in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly 5 to 7 later, occasionally 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th 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 Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      West or southwest 7 to severe gale 9 backing south or southwest 5 or 6, then veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south, then becoming northerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, but becoming southwesterly for a time, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, becoming north or northeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th 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 Sun 7th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, but becoming southwesterly for a time, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, becoming north or northeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      South becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th Feb

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

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

    12:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7 becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5, increasing 6 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 6 to 7 with gusts to 45kt, increasing 7 to gale 8 this evening, further increasing gale 8 to severe gale 9 overnight, locally storm 10 mid-channel by morning.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, becoming very rough to high overnight, then high to very high by midday.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers with a risk of thunder, more persistent rain for a time from late afternoon, then further rain or hail showers by midnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, occasionally good at first.

    12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest to west gale 8 to severe gale 9, locally storm 10 in the north, decreasing 7 to gale 8 by evening, and 5 to 6 by midnight, veering west to northwest by morning, increasing 6 to 7 by midday.
    • Sea State

      High to very high, becoming rough to very rough by midnight.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers with the risk of thunder, more persistent rain likely by midnight, clearing to showers by morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, becoming moderate to good on Tuesday morning.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th Feb

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong wind warning

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

  • Wind

    Cyclonic, but becoming southwesterly for a time, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Rain or squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

12:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

  • Wind

    Cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, becoming north or northeast 5 or 6 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 7th Feb