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An intense Atlantic low will move eastwards, passing over northern Scotland during Saturday night. This will bring gales or severe gales to all areas and storm force winds to many western parts.

* 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6 backing southeast 5 to 7, then becoming cyclonic 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, elsewhere mainly moderate or rough, but occasionally very rough near northern Orkney.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first in east, becoming westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 to 6 backing southerly 6 to gale 8, then veering southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 except in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in Firth of Forth, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, then increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, then veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 to 6, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later, then decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first in east, otherwise showers, squally at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7 becoming cyclonic 4 to 6, then becoming northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 to 6 becoming cyclonic 3 or 4, then west or northwest 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in west, mainly rough or very rough in east, but becoming moderate later in Lyme Bay.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in west.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7 becoming cyclonic 2 to 4, then west or northwest 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in west, moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in north, then decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in west.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, then veering west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in west, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, then veering west 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time near headlands in west.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 or 7 increasing gale 8 to storm 10, then veering west or southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate, then occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, veering west or southwest 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers for a time at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time, then becoming very rough or high later in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

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

      Very rough at first in far north, otherwise moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly or southwesterly, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in North Channel, becoming slight at times in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in North Channel, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, but becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, backing northeasterly 3 to 5, then becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 to 5 becoming west or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, backing northeasterly 3 to 5, then becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough near Sutherland, elsewhere mainly rough or very rough, but occasionally high in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 to 5 becoming west or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first near Sutherland, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      East gale 8 to storm 10 veering south or southeast 4 or 5, then backing east 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Poor, becoming moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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: Easterly gale force 8, increasing severe gale force 9 soon then storm force 10 later, issued 16:00 UTC on Fri 28 Feb 2020

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 29th Feb

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later, but veering southwesterly 4 or 5 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later in south, but rough in shelter close to Shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain, then showers later
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming mainly good later.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Easterly becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, then increasing severe gale 9 at times in north
    • Sea State

      Very rough occasionally high at first in north but mainly rough in south and in shelter close to Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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 Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 55kt, perhaps locally severe gale 9 at times, backing south or southwest 4 to 6 by dawn, occasionally variable 2 or 3 for a time Sunday morning, veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, perhaps high for a time in the evening in far west, decreasing moderate to rather rough Sunday morning with a moderate swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional squally showers, heavy at times with hail and a risk of thunder, gradually easing towards dawn, then more persistent rain developing Sunday morning, locally heavy.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west in the afternoon, then south or southwest in the evening, before veering west or northwest Monday morning.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, decreasing moderate at times with a low to moderate swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, heavy at times with a risk of hail and thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Sat 29th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 4 to 6 backing southerly 6 to gale 8, then veering southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 except in far north.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate at first in Firth of Forth, otherwise moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

12:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 11:59 UTC Mon 2nd Mar

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south, decreasing 5 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in south.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).