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A deepening low centred Northern Ireland will move eastwards to reach German Bight by Thursday evening. This will bring severe gales or storm force winds across many central and southern waters of the United Kingdom.

* 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 Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6, backing north 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight for a time in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain at first in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain or sleet at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, becoming northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or sleet then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, becoming northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9, veering northwesterly, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in north.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain and drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, backing southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time near Selsey Bill, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain and drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, backing southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in far west, becoming slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain at first in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in east.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in east, otherwise rough, occasionally very rough at first in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first Pembroke coasts, then veering northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later near St Davids Head.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest gale 8 to storm 10, veering northwest severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, decreasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, becoming northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west or northwest, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9, then decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing south or southwest, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time, then increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwest, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in south.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwesterly, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in the North Channel, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or sleet then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing south or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, backing northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in far south, but occasionally slight at first in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, backing northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, backing northwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

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

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

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 17:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to 7, locally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt mainly in the north, veering west by late morning, then northwest this afternoon, decreasing 5 to 6 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough increasing rough to very rough this morning, decreasing rather rough to rough overnight.
    • Weather

      Mist patches and occasional rain or drizzle, locally heavy, clearing by late morning isolated showers developing this afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 6, decreasing 4 by midday, in the afternoon, backing west 2 to 4 by evening, then southwest overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, decreasing slight to moderate by early afternoon, with swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, dying out by early afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps moderate in showers.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Thu 23rd Feb – 05:59 UTC Fri 24th Feb

  • Wind

    West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in far west, becoming slight or moderate in east.
  • Weather

    Showers, rain at first in east.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor at first in east.

06:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate in east, otherwise rough, occasionally very rough at first in far west.
  • Weather

    Showers then fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Feb