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A cold and showery westerly airflow lies across the United Kingdom during the rest of Wednesday. A deepening area of low pressure will then move eastwards just to the south of the British Isles during Thursday.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north, slight or moderate in south, but occasionally rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest later, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west or southwest, 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or sleet later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 to 5, becoming northwesterly, then backing southwesterly later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or sleet at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough offshore.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, backing westerly 3 to 5, then backing southerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first offshore.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, otherwise showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwest, 5 to 7, backing west 3 or 4, then backing south 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough offshore.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough west of the Lizard peninsula, otherwise moderate or rough, but occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, otherwise showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west 3 to 5, then backing southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first, west of the Lizard peninsula, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first and again later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time, otherwise showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in inner Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west or southwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or sleet for a time, otherwise showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing south or southwest, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west 4 to 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or sleet for a time, otherwise wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing south or southwest later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, backing south or southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in north, slight or moderate elsewhere.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing south or southwest, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in far north, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, backing westerly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, backing southerly or southwesterly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in shelter.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough or very rough in far south and far north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first in central areas.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, becoming northerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle at time of issue: Nil at time of issue

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 23:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, becoming cyclonic later
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight in shelter east of shetland, occasionally very rough in west
    • Weather

      Wintry showers
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor

    00:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, becoming northerly 5 or 6 later
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west
    • Weather

      Snow showers
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor or very poor

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to 7, perhaps gale 8 mid-channel early afternoon, decreasing 5 to 6 before dusk and backing southwest to south 4 to 5 this evening, further backing southeast 6 to gale 8 overnight, perhaps cyclonic 5 mid-channel before dawn, then veering west around dawn and then north to northwest 6 to 7 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing rather rough to rough by dusk, then decreasing slight to moderate with a low to moderate swell from late evening till dawn, then increasing rough to very rough by mid-morning.
    • Weather

      Showers becoming isolated by dusk rain from mid evening, persistent and heavy for a time overnight fair or fine from late morning.
    • Visibility

      Mostly good, but generally moderate to poor from late evening till mid-morning.

    12:00 UTC Thu 27th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to 7 decreasing 4 to 5 by dusk, backing west 2 to 4 during the evening then southerly overnight, increasing 5 to 6 around dawn and occasionally 7 late morning.
    • Sea State

      Rough, locally very rough early afternoon, decreasing moderate during the evening with a low swell, then after dawn increasing rather rough to rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Rain developing around dawn, becoming persistent and locally heavy during the morning with mist patches.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor from dawn.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).