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Pressure will be high across southern and central parts of the British Isles during the next couple of days. This will give light winds to most areas, although strong and mild southwesterly winds will affect the north of Scotland and a brisk northeasterly breeze will develop in the English Channel.

* 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 Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then increasing 6 to gale 8 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight in south, but in north moderate or rough, occasionally very rough to west and north of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Drizzle later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight in south, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at first in north, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first in north.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle with fog patches, then becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, becoming variable 2 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, backing northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally variable 2 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 2 at first in east, otherwise southeasterly backing easterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4 backing northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th 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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    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional drizzle then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th 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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    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      South becoming variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable becoming east or northeast, 3 or less.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest becoming variable, 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southwest 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southwest 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or less, occasionally 4 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th 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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    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, decreasing 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north and near Islay, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, decreasing 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in north and near Islay, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate just north of Skye, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Drizzle later in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in north.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 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 south, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Drizzle later in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in north.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 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

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first in east, then increasing gale 8 at times in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate close to eastern coasts, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th 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 expected soon, issued at 1554 on Tuesday 17 January.

    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 05:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first in southeast, then increasing gale 8 at times later in west and north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in shelter close to the east of Shetland, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in west and north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in east.

    06:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in west and north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, but rough or very rough in south, west and north.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 17th Jan – 17:59 UTC Wed 18th Jan

    • Wind

      Easterly 2 to 4, increasing 4 occasionally 5 overnight, further increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate in the west of the area by morning.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 18th Jan – 17:59 UTC Thu 19th Jan

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, locally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate with a low swell, perhaps locally rather rough in the west of the area.
    • Weather

      Fair periods.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Jan