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Pressure will remain high over the United Kingdom for the next couple of days keeping most places quiet. However, windier conditions will affect the far north and far south at times.

* 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 Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, moderate or rough in north, occasionally very rough at first in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest or 6, decreasing 4 at times in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in south.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west or southwest 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing, mainly in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4 at first in north, otherwise variable 3 or less, becoming northeasterly 3 or 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor or very poor in north.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less in north, northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate towards the North Foreland.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first in north.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th 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

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in far east, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in Bristol Channel.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, otherwise mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming east or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest backing south, 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable or south 2 or 3, backing southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest backing southeast later, 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near the Mull on Kintyre, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest backing southeast later, 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in southeast, moderate or rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th 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

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly Gale Force 8 continuing, issued at 18/1548 UTC.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 05:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east and southeast, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      East to northeast 5 to 6, perhaps occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north and west of the area later.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      East to northeast 5 to 6, perhaps occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 4 to 5 by midnight, locally 6 in the north of the area.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north and west of the area.
    • Weather

      Risk of showers in the north of the area on Friday.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in Moray Firth.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight in east, moderate or rough in north, occasionally very rough at first in far north.
  • Weather

    Occasional drizzle in north.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate in north.

18:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 17:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

  • Wind

    Southwest or 6, decreasing 4 at times in Moray Firth.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight in east, moderate or rough in north.
  • Weather

    Occasional drizzle in north.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate in north.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Jan