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Pressure will remain high to the southwest, but a deep area of low pressure will move eastwards to the north of Scotland today and overnight, bringing severe gales or storm-force winds to the far 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 near Cape Wrath, veering west or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      In east, slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later, in north, rough or very rough, becoming high or very high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then east or northeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, veering west 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then north or northeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time and very rough for a time near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers near Rattray Head, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west, 4 at first near shore, otherwise 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later near Berwick-upon-Tweed.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in north, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in the Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly 4 or 5 later except in far south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later, but variable 3 or 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west or northwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then cyclonic 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 to storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain with fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming south or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in east, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in south, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming rough later in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough in far north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      South veering west 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, and very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4, then cyclonic 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly or northwesterly, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6 for a time later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough or high until later in north and in far south, and very high at first in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly or northwesterly, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later and very high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6 for a time later in far south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5 at first in northeast, otherwise 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming high or very high except to east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon, then increasing storm force 10 later. Issued at 2152UTC on 20th February 2017.

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 21st Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly, 4 or 5 at first in northeast, otherwise 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high except to east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionaly poor later.

    00:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times, veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in east, otherwise high or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4 to 6, increasing 5 to 6 overnight, locally 7 in the north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, locally rough in the north from tonight.
    • Weather

      Misty with occasional light drizzle and the risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, perhaps locally very poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

    • Wind

      West to southwest 5 to 6, perhaps locally 7 in the north of the area at first, backing southwest and increasing 6 to 7 overnight, veering west to northwest by midday, perhaps locally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in the south to rough in the north, with a low swell, becoming rough to very rough by midday.
    • Weather

      Mist and a risk of fog patches with occasional rain or drizzle, clearing by midday.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, perhaps occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Tue 21st Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 22nd Feb

  • Wind

    West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in the Bristol Channel.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain or drizzle at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

12:00 UTC Wed 22nd Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 23rd Feb

  • Wind

    West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain or drizzle at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Feb