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High pressure over central Europe will slowly move south as areas of low pressure move eastwards from Iceland to Norway. Between these systems, a damp and mild mainly westerly airflow will affect the United Kingdom during the next couple of days.

* 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 Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough, becoming very rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, then occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th 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 Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, then decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, then decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in northeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly, backing southwesterly later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th 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 Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th 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 Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th 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 Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 later, becoming variable 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th 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 Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches, then mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in south, becoming rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th 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 Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th 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 Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first, becoming mainly good later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, then occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first, becoming mainly good later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, then occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th 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 Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first, becoming mainly good later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, then perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly gale force 8 expected later. Issued 19th February at 1551 UTC.

    18:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, then perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    18:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 4, occasionally 3, veering west to northwest in the afternoon and increasing 4 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, mist or fog patches becoming more widespread overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 5 increasing 5 to 6 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle with mist and fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Sun 19th Feb – 17:59 UTC Mon 20th Feb

  • Wind

    West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

18:00 UTC Mon 20th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

  • Wind

    West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 19th Feb