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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 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

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, decreasing 4 at times in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight in south.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first in north.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, then backing southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight throughout in south, mainly moderate in north, but occasionally rough at first near northwestern Orkney.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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

    • Wind

      West or southwest 2 or 3, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in south.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest becoming variable, 3 or less, then becoming south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Drizzle and fog patches, mainly in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Drizzle and fog patches in north, fair in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 2 at first in north, otherwise easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in north, but becoming moderate at times later near North Foreland.
    • Weather

      Drizzle and fog patches in north, fair in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 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.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 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.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in Bristol Channel.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 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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    00:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 23:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable becoming easterly or southeasterly, 3 or less, occasionally 4 in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair in south, drizzle at times in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 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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    00:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 23:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle later in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in southeast.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      South 2 or 3 backing southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight until later in east, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 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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    00:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 23:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Drizzle at times then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 19th 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 Thu 19th Jan – 23:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far north, decreasing 3 at times in south and in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first near Tiree, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south or southeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough at first in far south, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate near Sutherland.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest, but slight at times close to eastern coasts.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 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: Southwesterly Gale Force 8 continuing, issued at 1548 on Wednesday 18 January.

    00:00 UTC Thu 19th Jan – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough in north, west and south, but mainly moderate in east, although occasionally slight close to eastern coasts.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in northwest, otherwise moderate or rough, but occasionally slight close to eastern coasts of yell and unst.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 5 or 6 by dawn, perhaps occasionally 7 in the north around dusk, decreasing easterly 4 or 5 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, locally rather rough in the north and west of the area later.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Jan – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Jan

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, perhaps 6 in the north around dusk, veering southeasterly 3 or 4 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally moderate in the morning.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 19th Jan