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  • dark blue Niton
  • purple Cullercoats
  • dark green Portpatrick

Extended Outlooks 1800 UTC Thu 11 Feb to 1800 UTC Sun 14 Feb Issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 092300 UTC

  1. Niton

    On Thursday evening a large elongated low centred in the northeast Atlantic lies across the western half on Niton, bringing strong winds Fitzroy, Sole, Fastnet and Shannon. Overnight Thursday and during Friday the Atlantic low elongates eastward across southern UK and the English Channel. Strong winds develop in the English Channel on Thursday night, but ease during Friday daytime. Strong winds persist in other areas. Overnight Friday into Saturday the elongated low deepens, with winds increasing to gale force in Fitzroy, and gales spreading to Biscay, Sole and Shannon during Saturday. Light winds persist in the English Channel. Overnight Saturday and during Sunday the low moves southwards into continental Europe, establishing a strong northerly airflow across all areas. Gales persist in Biscay, Fitzroy, Sole, Fastnet and Shannon, with severe gales possible in Fitzroy. Strong winds develop in all other areas

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  2. Cullercoats

    On Thursday evening high pressure in the Norwegian Basin brings strong winds to Fair Isle, Viking and North Utsire, while a shallow low lies across the North Sea bringing light winds elsewhere. Overnight Thursday low pressure from the Atlantic elongates across southern England, bringing strong winds in the English Channel which then ease during Friday daytime as the elongating low merges with the weak low over the North Sea. Strong winds persist in other areas. Overnight Friday into Saturday high pressure over the Norwegian Basin moves westwards, allowing strong winds to ease in Viking and North Utsire, but persisting in Fair Isle. Light winds prevail across the North Sea as weak cyclonic conditions persist. Overnight Saturday and during Sunday the low moves southwards into continental Europe, establishing a strong northerly airflow across all areas, with strong wings developing across the North Sea

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  3. Portpatrick

    On Thursday evening a large elongated low centred in the northeast Atlantic lies across the southern half of Portpatrick, while high pressure in the Norwegian Basin lies across Hebrides and Bailey northwards. This brings strong winds to all areas except Lundy, Irish Sea and Malin. Overnight Thursday and during Friday the Atlantic low elongates eastward across southern UK and the English Channel, allowing strong winds to persist in most areas. Overnight Friday into Saturday the elongated low deepens, while the high in the Norwegian Basin moves westwards. Strong winds ease in SE Iceland, but persist elsewhere, with gales developing in Shannon during Saturday. Overnight Saturday and during Sunday the low moves southwards into continental Europe, establishing a strong northerly airflow across all areas. Gales in Shannon spread to Fastnet, Rockall and Malin, with strong winds persisting in all other areas except SE Iceland

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Last Updated at 22:39 UTC on Tuesday 9 February