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Atlantic fronts will move southeast across the United Kingdom, clearing the far southeast around midday Wednesday. A much colder northwesterly flow will follow with strong winds or gales and squally wintry showers, especially in the north.

* 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough in north, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high in north, moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west for a time, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, veering west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers, becoming wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8, then veering westerly.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in east for a time, then veering westerly.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, then veering west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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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    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, then veering west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough, then becoming very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers, becoming wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, veering west 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high, except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate for a time in shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first, then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later, issued 26/1540

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      High at first in far north, otherwise rough or very rough but moderate close to lee of east shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough but moderate at first close to lee of east shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

    • Wind

      North to northwest 3 to 4, backing west in the afternoon, increasing 4 to 5 in the evening, locally 6, backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate at first and again in the evening.
    • Weather

      Some patchy rain or drizzle by evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor later.

    00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 6, perhaps locally 7, veering west to northwest by midday and increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate with swell, increasing rather rough to rough during the morning, and rough to very rough in the evening.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle and mist patches clearing around midday to scattered showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor becoming good in the afternoon except in showers.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jan – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jan

  • Wind

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

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

    Occasional drizzle later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

00:00 UTC Wed 28th Jan – 23:59 UTC Wed 28th Jan

  • Wind

    Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, then veering west 6 to gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in far west.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Jan