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Initially a cold, showery west to northwesterly airflow will affect the British Isles, although a ridge of high pressure will follow from the west during Wednesday and will persist in the south through Thursday.

* 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 Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 backing west 4, then southwest 5 to 7 later, occasionally gale 8 later near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers then fair, rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, decreasing 4, backing southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first near Rattray Head, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time at first in south.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time near northeast Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6 veering northwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  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 Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4, then backing west or southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight in east, rough or very rough becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in west.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  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 Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later near Pembrokeshire.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 backing west 3 or 4, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5, backing southwesterly later, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in Liverpool Bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7 backing southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in north.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in North Channel, backing westerly 3, then southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first except in Firth of Clyde, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 backing west 4 or 5, then southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, then becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 backing west 4 or 5, then southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in north, then decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 backing west 4 or 5, then southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough near Sutherland, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in north, then decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 backing west 4, then south or southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in south, backing westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in lee of east Shetland at first, becoming very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair at first then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 or 5 this afternoon, veering north this evening, decreasing 3 or 4 by midnight and 1 to 3 by morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, locally rather rough at first becoming slight late evening.
    • Weather

      Risk of rain or hail showers in the south at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, except in any showers at first.

    06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      North 1 to 3, becoming variable or west during the morning, becoming south or southwest in the evening and increasing 3 or 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with swell.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

  • Wind

    Northwest 5 or 6 backing west 4, then south or southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers then fair, then rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

06:00 UTC Thu 5th Mar – 05:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

06:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 17:59 UTC Wed 4th Mar

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in south, backing westerly 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers at first then fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate at first.

18:00 UTC Wed 4th Mar – 05:59 UTC Thu 5th Mar

  • Wind

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

    Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in lee of east Shetland at first, becoming very rough in northwest.
  • Weather

    Fair at first then rain.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 4th Mar