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A ridge of high pressure over the United Kingdom will slip away eastwards. Thereafter, a complex and very deep area of low pressure will develop to the west of Ireland and will bring further very unsettled weather with severe gales developing in many areas for the 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West backing south 5 or 6, then backing southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate until later in east, otherwise moderate or rough, but smooth at first in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic, mainly south or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Orkney and Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West backing south or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time, then decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, veering southwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later north of Aberdeen.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West backing south or southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, veering southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West backing south 5 or 6, increasing 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times near shore, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly for a time, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th 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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly for a time, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing south or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming mainly rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

      Slight at first in Lyme Bay, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering west or southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest, backing southeast for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near St David's Head.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 to 7, then veering south later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 to 7, veering south or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, veering west 6 or 7, then backing southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southeasterly 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southeasterly 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough, then very rough or high later near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, veering south 7 to severe gale 9, then southwest gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming rough or very rough, then high or very high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming south 5 or 6, backing southeast 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south for a time 5 to 7, then becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high south of skye and very high later in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain, sleet or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming south 5 or 6, backing southeast 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south for a time 5 to 7, then becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high, except near Sutherland.
    • Weather

      Rain, sleet or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering east 3 or 4, then southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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: Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later, issued 21:53 (UTC) on Wed 26 Feb 2020

    00:00 UTC Fri 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 to 6 becoming variable 2 to 4, then easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 at first in east, otherwise southeasterly 5 to 7
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate, perhaps poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South to southwest 2 to 4, increasing 5 to 7 by mid morning, occasionally gale 8 later in the far north of the area.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, occasionally slight with a low swell, increasing rough in the northwest during the morning.
    • Weather

      Rain at times from the early hours, locally heavy in the morning, turning misty with drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming mainly moderate to poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      South to southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time before dawn in the far north of the area, veering west or northwest by dawn, backing southwest during the evening.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, increasing very rough in the northwest of the area by dusk.
    • Weather

      Mist and occasional drizzle, becoming occasionally heavy rain for a time until mid morning, then showers, becoming more frequent in the afternoon, some heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, becoming good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The Channel Islands

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Fri 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Feb

  • Wind

    South to southwest 2 to 4, increasing 5 to 7 by mid morning, occasionally gale 8 later in the far north of the area.
  • Sea State

    Moderate to rather rough, occasionally slight with a low swell, increasing rough in the northwest during the morning.
  • Weather

    Rain at times from the early hours, locally heavy in the morning, turning misty with drizzle at times.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming mainly moderate to poor.

00:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

  • Wind

    South to southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time before dawn in the far north of the area, veering west or northwest by dawn, backing southwest during the evening.
  • Sea State

    Rather rough to rough, increasing very rough in the northwest of the area by dusk.
  • Weather

    Mist and occasional drizzle, becoming occasionally heavy rain for a time until mid morning, then showers, becoming more frequent in the afternoon, some heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.
  • Visibility

    Moderate to poor, becoming good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 28th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).