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With a large area of high pressure covering central and southern Europe and low pressure moving eastwards from Iceland to Norway, a strong westerly or southwesterly airflow will persist across the United Kingdom for the next couple of days. Weather fronts will become slow moving over central areas.

* 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 Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering west 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in inner Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough in east, rough or very rough, becoming high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in inner Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough in east, very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough at times in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in far east, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in east, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly 4 or 5 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough or very rough in far north and far south.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, but very rough or high in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in far north, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high, becoming very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in sheltered east, otherwise rough or very rough becoming high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, wintry for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Gale force 8 veering Westerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8 veering west 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate close to lee of east Shetland.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, perhaps wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 for a time in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, soon high away from lee of east Shetland.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, perhaps wintry at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 6, increasing 6 to 7 in the north of the area by this evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, becoming rather rough to rough in the north of the area.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in drizzle.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 6 in the south, 6 to 7 in the north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough in the south with swell, rather rough or rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in drizzle.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

  • Wind

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

    Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly 4 or 5 at times in north.
  • Sea State

    Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec