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A very strong, cold and unstable northerly airstream will persist during today , but will thereafter weaken as the deep area of low pressure in the North Sea sinks southwards and fills.

* 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 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in inner Moray Firth, otherwise very rough or high, and very high until later in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 7 or gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in east, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  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 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 or gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in far north, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in good shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, but mainly 4 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight inshore, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight inshore, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering north or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough until later in west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far east, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in southwest.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in Solway Firth, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, backing west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in North Channel, decreasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Firth of Clyde, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, backing westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  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 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North backing west later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough just south of Skye, otherwise rough or very rough, but high or very high until later in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North backing west for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

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

      High or very high, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North backing west for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Mainly northerly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in west, decreasing 6 at times in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st 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 continuing. (issued at 30/1537)

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 23:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      North or northeast 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm gale 10 at first in west and 5 or 6 in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers, perhaps heavy and thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 7 to severe gale 9, backing northwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9, then veering northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers, perhaps heavy and thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to 7 increasing 7 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt late afternoon, decreasing 6 to 7 again tomorrow morning.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough becoming rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Scattered wintry showers, especially in the south and west of the area, slight risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good except in showers.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 6 to 7 with gusts to 40kt decreasing 5 to 6 in the afternoon, then 3 to 4 overnight, veering north to northeast Monday morning.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough becoming mainly slight with swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good except in showers.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

  • Wind

    Mainly northerly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in west, decreasing 6 at times in east.
  • Sea State

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

    Squally thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

12:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st 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 continuing. (issued at 30/1537)

12:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 23:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

  • Wind

    North or northeast 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm gale 10 at first in west and 5 or 6 in east.
  • Sea State

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

    Squally showers, perhaps heavy and thundery at times.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

00:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

  • Wind

    Northerly 7 to severe gale 9, backing northwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9, then veering northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in west.
  • Sea State

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

    Squally showers, perhaps heavy and thundery at times.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan