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Low pressure now centred near Shetland will continue to bring strong winds and high seas at first this evening, particularly for southwestern parts. Overnight the winds will ease but it will remain windy and unsettled on Tuesday.

* 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest veering northeast later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Isolated showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 to 7, occasionally storm 10 in at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first, becoming moderate for a time later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high at first west of Lizard, becoming moderate or rough later east of Lizard.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest veering northwest later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first near great orme head.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West veering northwest later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West veering northwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing west later, 4 or 5, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, backing westerly 3 or 4 later, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7 near Mull of Kintyre, otherwise cyclonic becoming north later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time in south, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far north and at first in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming north 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time in south, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming northwest 5 or 6, then northerly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in west and in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northwesterly gale force 8

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 05:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7 but 4 at first in east becoming north 6 to gale 8 in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, heavy and squally at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate perhaps poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6 at first in south and east otherwise north 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, heavy and squally at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate perhaps poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 8th Feb – 17:59 UTC Tue 9th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest to west gale 8 to severe gale 9, locally storm 10 at first, with gusts to 70kt, decreasing 7 to gale 8 this evening, veering westerly and decreasing 4 to 6 by morning, increasing 6 to gale 8 by noon.
    • Sea State

      High to very high, gradually decreasing mainly rough overnight, increasing rough to very rough by noon.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally rain or hail showers, locally heavy with the risk of thunder, and persistent for a time overnight.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate to poor, occasionally good later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 9th Feb – 17:59 UTC Wed 10th Feb

    • Wind

      West to northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing gale 8 to severe gale 9 in the evening, decreasing 5 to 6 during Wednesday morning.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, increasing very rough to high by evening, decreasing rather rough to rough with a swell during the morning.
    • Weather

      Scattered blustery rain or hail showers with a risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor in showers.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 8th Feb