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An anticyclone will become centred over the English Channel during Monday. Strong winds will develop across northwestern areas of the United Kingdom, bringing a risk of gales to the northern and western isles of Scotland.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly, backing southerly or southwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in inner Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth near shore.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight in north.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in south.

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

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight in north.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      East or southeast, becoming variable, 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd 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 Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west, becoming rough later west of Lizard Point.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd 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 Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 later near St Davids Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor near the Bristol Channel.

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, but 5 or 6 r near St Davids Head.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor near the Bristol Channel.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near St Davids Head, but smooth at first in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in Liverpool Bay.

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, but moderate near Rathlin Island.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    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 smooth at first near eastern shores.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in the Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd 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 Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain and drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in central areas, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd 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 Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain and drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      West, veering northwest, 4 or 5, backing south later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 05:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      West, veering northwest, 4 or 5,
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing south later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      East 1 to 3, perhaps occasionally 4, locally variable by midday.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mist or haze in places.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

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

    • Wind

      East or variable 1 to 3, veering southwest by dawn, perhaps locally 4 mid channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate to good, perhaps very poor overnight.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

  • Wind

    East or southeast, becoming variable, 3 or less.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

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

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan