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Pressure will remain low near Iceland and high over central Europe. A general southwesterly airstream will affect the United Kingdom, with severe gale force winds expected across northern parts at times.

* 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 Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate occasionally rough later in east, rough or very rough becoming high in north and west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5, then veering west 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight for a time in east, rough or very rough occasionally high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 2 or 3, increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight in shelter later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  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 Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in far west, otherwise slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in far west, otherwise moderate becoming smooth or slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  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 Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in west, perhaps gale 8 later near St Davids Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Bristol Channel, otherwise rough, occasionally very rough in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  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 Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in Cardigan Bay.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  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 Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 except in Liverpool Bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later off Cumbrian coast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6 in Liverpool Bay, otherwise southwest 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Liverpool Bay, otherwise rough occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6, increasing 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 or gale 8, veering west 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate at first in east, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in sheltered east, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north until later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  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 Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later through Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near Mull of Kintyre and Mull of Galloway.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering west 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough until later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time in west, then decreasing 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west, veering westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise very rough or high, occasionally very high in west until later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, then increasing 7 to severe gale 9, then veering westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming good later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  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 Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, becoming variable 4, becoming westerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high until later.
    • Weather

      Rain, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough in east, otherwise very rough or high, occasionally very high later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

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

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

    06:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 6th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6 backing south 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8 veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 4, decreasing 2 to 4 from late morning, increasing 4 to 5 overnight, perhaps locally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate in the north overnight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 in the north at first, decreasing 2 to 4 for a time in the afternoon, veering southwest overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the south to moderate in the north, with a swell.
    • Weather

      Fair becoming cloudy overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Fri 6th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 7th Mar

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in west, perhaps gale 8 later near St Davids Head.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate in Bristol Channel, otherwise rough, occasionally very rough in far southwest.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

06:00 UTC Sat 7th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 8th Mar

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in east.
  • Sea State

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

    Occasional drizzle later.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate later.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 6th Mar