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  • dark blue Niton
  • purple Cullercoats
  • dark green Portpatrick

Extended Outlooks 1800 UTC Sat 23 May to 1800 UTC Tue 26 May Issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 212300 UTC

  1. Niton

    On Saturday evening an anticyclone will be centred just northwest of the Azores with a ridge of high pressure extending eastwards towards southern England, with another anticyclone centred over sea area Thames which will move to northern Germany overnight. On Sunday and Monday the first anticyclone will be centred north of the Azores with a broad ridge extending northeastwards across the United Kingdom and little change is expected into Tuesday with weak troughs crossing the North Sea from the west and northwest. During this period pressure will be relatively low across Iberia. On Saturday night strong northerly winds will cover southern waters of Fitzroy close to the Iberian coast, and these strong winds will continue through Sunday. Elsewhere winds will be mainly light. On Monday and Tuesday the strong northerly or northeasterly winds will continue across southern waters of Fitzroy, and may increase to gale strength on Monday night, before decreasing to strong again on Tuesday morning

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  2. Cullercoats

    On Saturday evening an anticyclone will be centred over sea area Thames with a ridge of high pressure extending northwards across North Utsire. On Sunday the area of high pressure will move to northern Germany and Poland with troughs crossing the Cullercoats area. By Monday an anticyclone will be centred north of the Azores with a broad ridge extending northeastwards across the United Kingdom and little change is expected into Tuesday with weak troughs crossing the North Sea from the west and northwest. On Saturday night strong southerly veering westerly winds will cover most northern waters of the North Sea. Westerly gales may affect Fair Isle for a time on Sunday afternoon, before decreasing again during the evening. On Monday strong westerly or northwesterly winds will continue to affect northern waters and on Tuesday morning may reach gale strength again for a time across the waters of Fair Isle, and possible Viking as well during the afternoon and evening period

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  3. Portpatrick

    On Saturday evening an anticyclone will be centred just northwest of the Azores with a ridge of high pressure extending eastwards towards southern England and this pressure pattern will persist from Sunday through to Tuesday evening. Further north a complex low will be centred near western Iceland 991 on Saturday evening, and this low will move to just northeast of Iceland 992 by Sunday afternoon. On Monday the low will fill and become centred northeast of the Faeroes 1002 by midday then move to the Norwegian Sea by Tuesday with a trough extending southwestwards to Iceland. On Saturday night westerly gales may affect Bailey, Faeroes and Southeast Iceland, and these gales may extend across Hebrides and Fair Isle for a time on Sunday. On Monday winds will decrease before increasing again on Tuesday with possible gales developing north of 60 north

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Last Updated at 23:35 UTC on Thursday 21 May