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A southeastward moving cold front will clear the far southeast around midday today. A transient ridge of high pressure will follow before a strengthening westerly or southwesterly airflow brings more weather fronts in off the Atlantic later on Tuesday and during Wednesday.

* 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 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time in east, rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  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 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time towards Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later, but decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest veering north or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  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 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, veering north 5 or 6, backing northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate until later east of the Lizard otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  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 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing west or southwest 5 or 6, then veering west 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate, the moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in North Channel, and very rough for a time near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but mainly rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  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 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but high at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in west, but becoming moderate later in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Severe gale 9 now veered westerly and decreased gale force 8.

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 26th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers perhaps heavy and thundery at first, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but high at first in west and moderate later in shelter east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 5, locally 6, veering northwest by midday, then northerly this afternoon, decreasing 3 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight overnight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, clearing by early afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain.

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      North to northwest 3 to 4 backing west increasing 4 to 5 in the afternoon, then southwest 5 to 7 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight with swell becoming moderate to rather rough, locally rough in the north later.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle from early evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Mon 26th Jan – 05:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

  • Wind

    West or southwest veering north or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain at first.
  • Visibility

    Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

06:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

  • Wind

    Northwest backing west or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Occasional rain or drizzle later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jan