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Cold mainly northerly or northwesterly winds will continue for the next few days as low pressure persists to the east 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 Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in Moray Firth, otherwise very rough or high, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest, veering northeast for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in shelter otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, veering north later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in sheltered south, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight near shore, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6, decreasing 3 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate at first well away from shore.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9 veering north 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough, but rough or very rough in far west at first.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far east, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing southwest for a time, 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North backing southwest then becoming cyclonic, 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest backing west or northwest later, 4 or 5 decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8 backing northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 backing southwest 5, veering north 7 or gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 6 to gale 8 backing northwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4 backing southwesterly 5, veering northerly 7 or gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8 backing northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, but very rough in far west at first.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 backing southwest 5, veering north 7 or gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 6 to gale 8 backing northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough, but very rough or high in north at first.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 backing west or southwest 5 or 6 then veering north 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st 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 Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 6 to gale 8 backing northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in north later.
    • Sea State

      High in north at first otherwise very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 backing west or southwest 5 or 6 then veering north 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in west at first.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northerly severe gale 9 at time of issue

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt, decreasing 5 to 6 during the afternoon, further decreasing 3 to 4 by Monday morning.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing moderate later.
    • Weather

      Isolated wintry showers, especially in the south and west of the area.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly 2 to 4, veering northeast overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

  • Wind

    Northwest 7 to severe gale 9 veering north 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough, but rough or very rough in far west at first.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

06:00 UTC Mon 2nd Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 3rd Feb

  • Wind

    North 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 1st Feb