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A deep area of low pressure over the northern British Isles will bring gale to storm force winds and very high seas to many areas today, especially southwestern and southern parts.

* 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 Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in north, otherwise moderate or rough, but occasionally slight in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5, then increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far east.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest severe gale 9 or storm 10, decreasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in shelter, otherwise high or very high, occasionally phenomenal at first in far west, then becoming very rough or high later in west, and moderate or rough elsewhere.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later in east.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in far west, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good in east.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest severe gale 9 or storm 10, occasionally violent storm 11 at first, decreasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high, occasionally phenomenal at first near Cornwall, becoming very rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in south, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in far northeast, otherwise very rough or high, occasionally very high at first in south, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Very rough at first in south, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west or southwest, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south, and decreasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, veering northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but mainly slight in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7 near Mull of Kintyre, otherwise cyclonic 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time except in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly at first in far south, otherwise northerly or northwesterly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming north 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming north 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, then becoming north or northwest later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: gale force 8 veering Southwesterly imminent, issued at 07/1552 UTC

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 8th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6 increasing 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming north or northwest, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest to west gale 8 to severe gale 9, locally storm 10 in the north with gusts to 70kt, decreasing 7 to gale 8 this evening, further decreasing 4 to 5 by morning, locally 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough to high, soon becoming high to very high this morning, gradually decreasing rough to very rough overnight.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers, locally heavy with the risk of thunder, then more persistent rain from around midnight mostly clearing by dawn.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate to poor, occasionally good later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 to 5 soon increasing 5 to 6, occasionally 7 in showers, veering west to northwest around midday, and increasing 6 to 7 during the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough.
    • Weather

      Any rain soon clearing then scattered blustery rain or hail showers with a risk of thunder , becoming isolated by Wednesday.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor in showers and any rain at first, otherwise good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in south.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far east.
  • Weather

    Squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 05:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

  • Wind

    Southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair, then showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb