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A multi-centred area of low pressure will remain over the British Isles, giving rather cold and unsettled weather, with strong winds 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 Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough in north, but slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 5 or 6, then veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 5 or 6, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west 5 or 6, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west 5 or 6, then backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first offshore.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, backing southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first offshore.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 or 6, then becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in Lyme Bay, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high in far west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in Bristol Channel, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, backing southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, then veering westerly 6 to gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing south or southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first, becoming slight later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west 4 or 5, then cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5, then backing south or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5, then cyclonic 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, becoming northwest 4 or 5, then backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west 5 or 6, then becoming cyclonic then north 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing northwest 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight except in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west 5 or 6, then becoming cyclonic then north 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Kintyre and later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing northwest 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight except near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then north 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing northwest 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing east or southeast 5 or 6, then backing north 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th 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 Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then becoming north later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, backing northeast 4 or 5, then backing north 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent. Issued 27/0948 UTC.

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, backing northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, backing north 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 55kt, perhaps occasionally severe gale 9 this afternoon and this evening, veering west to northwest and perhaps decreasing 5 to 7 for a time in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, perhaps locally high in the west this evening.
    • Weather

      Squally rain or hail showers, perhaps locally heavy and prolonged until Tuesday morning, risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, with gusts to 55kt, decreasing 4 to 6 overnight, further decreasing 4 to 5 in the morning and backing southwest to south.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing rather rough overnight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers with a risk of thunder, dying out overnight, rain spreading in from the west early Wednesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Mon 27th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 28th Feb

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

18:00 UTC Tue 28th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 1st Mar

  • Wind

    Southwesterly veering westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 27th Feb