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A cold and unstable westerly flow affects the coastal waters while a shallow low develops near Shetland on Tuesday. That low fills slowly on Wednesday while a deeper low approaches the southwest from the Atlantic later.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable 4 or less, becoming west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 6, backing west 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first offshore.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      West 4, veering northwest 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 or 6, backing west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, backing southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly 6 to gale 8, then northwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, backing westerly 4 to 6, then southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, squally at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in southwest.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, backing west, then south or southwest, 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough or high at first in southwest, occasionally slight later in northeast.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 to 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high except in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5, backing south 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 to 7, backing west or southwest 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in southwest, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      West 4 to 6, veering northwest 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, veering northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north and east and very rough for a time in far north.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 6, veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing westerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West, becoming cyclonic, 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 to 6, becoming northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 to 5, veering west 2 to 4, then northwest 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth near skye.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7, backing west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 to 5, veering west 2 to 4, then northwest 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7, backing west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 or less, then south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 to 5
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough
    • Weather

      Mainly fair
    • Visibility

      Good

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 to 5
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at times
    • Visibility

      Mainly good

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th 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

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      West to northwest 5 to 6, occasionally 7, increasing 7 to gale 8 with gusts to 55kt by mid-afternoon, perhaps locally severe gale 9 late evening.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough increasing rough to very rough during the early afternoon, locally high in west by midnight.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers, locally heavy and squally with hail and the risk of thunder by noon, and perhaps wintry after dusk.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

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

    • Wind

      West to northwest 7 to gale 8 with gusts to 55kt, occasionally severe gale 9, decreasing 6 to 7 by midday and backing southwest 4 to 6 during the evening.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, locally high in the west until dawn, decreasing rather rough to rough by dusk.
    • Weather

      Squally rain or hail showers, occasionally wintry till dawn, with a risk of thunder showers becoming isolated by dusk, rain arriving by midnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

  • Wind

    West 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
  • Weather

    Thundery wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

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

  • Wind

    West 5 to 7, veering northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 4 to 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north and east and very rough for a time in far north.
  • Weather

    Thundery wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).