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An area of high pressure will remain slow moving over the south of the United Kingdom. Falling pressure to the north of the United Kingdom will bring stronger winds or gales to northwestern areas.

* 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 Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing gale 8 at times in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Mainly smooth in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in west.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times in far north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near coast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near coast.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near coast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near coast.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near coast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near coast.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, backing southeasterly in south, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near coast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near coast.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    18:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming westerly 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near coast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near coast.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first near coast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first near coast.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    18:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming west 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near coast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near coast.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first near coast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first near coast.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    18:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, but mainly variable 3 or less in far east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in northeast, becoming rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 in west, occasionally 7 later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Rough in west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd 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 Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west, but mainly variable 3 or 4 in far east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 in west, occasionally 7 later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  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 Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  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 Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  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 Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd 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 Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, perhaps severe gale 9 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, then fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd 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 Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing gale 8 at times in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in eastern shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southerly gale force 8 imminent, veering southwesterly soon. Issued at 1548 UTC on 23rd January.

    18:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing gale 8 at times later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    18:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      East or variable 1 to 3, becoming southwesterly overnight, occasionally 4 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Becoming misty or hazy overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate to poor overnight.

    18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 2 to 4, locally variable 1 to 3, backing south to southeast overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mist or haze at times, risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor, perhaps very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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18:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth, occasionally slight.
  • Weather

    Fog patches near coast.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near coast.

18:00 UTC Tue 24th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 25th Jan

  • Wind

    Southerly or southwesterly, backing southeasterly in south, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in far north.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fog patches near coast.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near coast.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 23rd Jan