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A complex area of low pressure will continue to affect all areas of the United Kingdom during the next couple of days, bringing unsettled conditions. A discrete low running eastwards across England and Wales on Wednesday may bring severe gales to the south.

* 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 Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th 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 Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in northeast.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in northeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, but variable 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, but variable 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4, becoming west 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th 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 Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, but cyclonic 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate at times in lyme bay.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4 at first in east, otherwise west 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th 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 Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, then high later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poof at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th 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 Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th 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 Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, but gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West veering northwest for a time, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, but variable 2 or 3 for a time this evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th 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 Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, but variable 2 or 3 for a time this evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in west, then becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th 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 Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      North, backing west or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Gale now ceased, but northerly gale force 8 expected later. Issued 27/2155 UTC.

    12:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 5 to 7
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 6, increasing 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt near showers by mid afternoon decreasing 4 to 6 by dawn, backing southwest to south and decreasing 3 to 5 in the morning, locally veering west 5 to 7 south of jersey by midday.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, becoming moderate to rather rough in the morning.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, more frequent for a time this afternoon, perhaps heavy with the risk of hail and thunder, mostly dying out overnight rain and mist patches spreading in from the west Wednesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor, becoming moderate to poor in rain later.

    12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt, locally southerly 3 to 5 jersey northwards at first, perhaps locally severe gale 9 in the evening, decreasing 4 to 6 by dawn and backing southwest in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, increasing rough to very rough by the evening, perhaps high for a time, becoming moderate to rather rough in the morning, with swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain clearing during the afternoon isolated showers overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain or showers.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

  • Wind

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

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

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

12:00 UTC Wed 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Thu 2nd Mar

  • Wind

    West 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
  • Sea State

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

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 28th Feb