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Deep areas of low pressure will continue to move eastwards towards the United Kingdom during the next few days. This will bring some very unsettled and very windy conditions, especially during 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South veering southwest later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, backing south then veering west or northwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering west later 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, manily fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and showers, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough mainly in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 7 to severe gale 9, veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, veering southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest, 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming very high at times later, mainly west.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high at times in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming very high at times later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough at times.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high at times later and very high at times later near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, veering west or northwest 5 or 6 later, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough or high later near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly veering westerly later, 7 to severe gale 9, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwesterly 4 or 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast backing south, 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic then west later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northeasterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough occasionally high in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast backing south, 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic then west later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northeasterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south for a time later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times then decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Easterly gale force 8

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest, veering southerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7 backing east or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain clearing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

    • Wind

      South 7 to gale 8, locally severe gale 9 in the north, veering southwest to west by mid-evening and decreasing 6 to 7 with gusts to 45kt, backing southwest to south 7 to gale 8 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, locally heavy, clearing by midnight to scattered squally rain or hail showers with a risk of thunder rain spreading from the west later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      South to southwest 7 to gale 8, veering southwest to west and increasing gale 8 to severe gale 9 overnight, with gusts to 60kt by midday, decreasing 6 to gale 8 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough gradually increasing to become high to very high by late morning.
    • Weather

      Rain clearing Sunday evening, then scattered squally rain or hail showers with a risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

  • Wind

    East or southeast, veering south for a time later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times then decreasing 4 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain, showers later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

18:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Easterly gale force 8

18:00 UTC Sat 6th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

  • Wind

    Southeasterly backing northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest, veering southerly 5 to 7 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Rain at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

06:00 UTC Sun 7th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 7th Feb

  • Wind

    South 5 to 7 backing east or southeast 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain clearing.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 6th Feb