Cruise travel advisors can be issued in the UK and the US to protect against high wind, which is a type of strong wind.
It is not the same as a hurricane warning, and there are no travel restrictions.
In the UK on Monday, the National Maritime and Coastguard Agency said there was a “significant risk” that the high winds would lead to major damage to ships, including ships that were sailing at a speed of at least 30 knots.
The agency said: “The risk is high, and we advise against all but essential travel on the high seas for a short period.”
The UK Coastguard said it would be “prepared to deploy additional crews and resources if necessary” to help with the disruption caused by the high wind.
A high wind advisory was issued for parts of Wales, north east England, south west England, the north east Midlands, the east Midlands and the south east Midlands on Monday.
“The winds are expected to develop into a Category 2 storm on Wednesday morning, with a maximum sustained wind speed of around 120 knots,” the coastguard said.
In Scotland, the Met Office said the highest winds of the day were expected on the M4 between Aberdeenshire and Glasgow.
The high winds were expected to continue for the next day or two and were expected “to increase to a Category 3 storm”.
The Met Office warned people in coastal areas in Scotland and parts of the west of Scotland to take extra care.
It said the high temperatures would cause the wind to increase to Category 3.
Scotland’s Met Office tweeted that the storms would increase in intensity and strength over the next few days.
“The next high pressure ridge will develop from the north west of the UK over the weekend, followed by a series of showers and gusty winds,” it said.
“The next day will bring more of the same with gusty gales and high wind.”
In England, winds will reach 40km/h in some areas, according to the Met Éireann weather station.
Winds in the area of the south of England, near the coast, could reach 60km/hr by Saturday morning, it said, adding that there were “strong winds and gales” to come.
Elsewhere, the weather in the United States has become more severe.
The National Weather Service said that the wind was blowing around 90km/hour on Tuesday in Texas, with gusts topping 90km per hour.
The agency added that the gusts could be strong enough to damage or destroy trees, power lines, and roads.