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Pressure will remain high to the south, whilst a slowly filling area of low pressure between Iceland and Scotland will gradually sink southeastwards. Slow moving weather fronts across central areas will gradually clear southeastwards during Wednesday.

* 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 Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, becoming cyclonic, then northerly or northeasterly later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8, veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  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 Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  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 Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, but rough or very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  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 Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  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 Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  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 Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north, decreasing 4 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly in south, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5, veering northerly later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      West becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, then becoming northeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  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 Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      High becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      West becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, then becoming northeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later, then veering easterly 6 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in west, but mainly moderate in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

    For coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly gale force 8 at time of issue

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in west, but moderate in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5, veering easterly 6 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4 to 5 in the south, 5 to 6 in the north, locally 7 mid-channel at times, backing southwest by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in the south, rather rough in the north, locally rough mid-channel at times.
    • Weather

      Patchy drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in drizzle.

    00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 6 in the south, 6 to 7 in the north, veering northwest 4 to 5 during the morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, locally rough in the north, generally becoming moderate by afternoon, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming persistent towards dawn, clearing during the morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in rain and drizzle.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

  • Wind

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

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain, fair later in north.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

00:00 UTC Wed 24th Dec – 23:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

  • Wind

    West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Dec