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Pressure will remain high across the British Isles during the next couple of days keeping most places quiet. However, windier conditions will affect the far north and far south for a time, before the high begins to pull away eastwards on Saturday.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, 5 to 7 in north but 4 or 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      In east, smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later near Rattray Head, in north, slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west backing southwest 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest backing south 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      In north, variable 3 or less, in south easterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in north, slight in south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less at first in north, otherwise easterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in north, slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6, veering southeast 4 or 5, then decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th 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

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth at times later inshore.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th 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

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southeasterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in Bristol Channel.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight in Severn estuary, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th 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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    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in south, smooth or slight in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight until later in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwesterly backing southerly, 3 or less, occasionally 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, except in southeast.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th 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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    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwesterly backing southerly, 3 or less.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southeast, moderate or rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in southeast, moderate or rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in far north, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in far north and in far south, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough to south of skye, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th 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

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in far north, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in sheltered east, otherwise moderate or rough, and becoming very rough at times in north and west.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, mainly at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

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

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

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 23:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in sheltered east, otherwise moderate or rough in south and east, but rough or very rough in north and west.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in sheltered east, otherwise mod or rough, occasionally very rough at times in north and in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      East to northeast 5 to 6, perhaps occasionally 7 in the north until late evening, decreasing 4 to 5 around midnight and veering east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, locally rather rough in the north and west of the area.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 to 5, locally 6 in the north at times, veering southeasterly and decreasing 3 to 4 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, becoming generally slight overnight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair becoming cloudy overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate in east, moderate in west.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

12:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

  • Wind

    East 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering south 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming smooth at times later inshore.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan