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Deep areas of low pressure near Iceland will bring strengthening strong to gale force southerly or southwesterly winds across much the British Isles through this weekend.

* 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 Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, 4 or 5 at first in east, otherwise 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 near Cape Wrath, veering westerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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 Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, then veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5, then backing south 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 6 or 7, then veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5, then backing south 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in east.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5, then increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in east, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5, then increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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 Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, veering west 4 or 5 for a time, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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 Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest, veering westerly 4 or 5, then backing southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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 Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate, then becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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 Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 6 or 7, then increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, then veering west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, then veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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 Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time, then veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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 Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time in north, then veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing south 6 to gale 8, then veering southwest later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time in south, then becoming slight or moderate later in central areas.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West backing south 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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 Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West backing south 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time, then veering west later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southeasterly severe gale force 9 increasing storm force 10 soon, then veering southwesterly and decreasing severe gale force 9 later, issued at 1548 on Friday 24 February.

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 05:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering westerly later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Fri 24th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sat 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 2 to 4, soon backing southwest, increasing 4 to 5 around midnight, occasionally 6 in the north and west, increasing 5 to 6 by midday, occasionally 7 in the north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, increasing moderate to rather rough by Saturday morning, locally rough in the north by midday.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle likely by evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor later.

    18:00 UTC Sat 25th Feb – 17:59 UTC Sun 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 6, occasionally 7 in the north, veering west 4 to 5 overnight, backing southwest 5 to 6 Sunday morning, occasionally 7 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, occasionally rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, clearing overnight risk of further rain from later Sunday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Friday 24th Feb