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Low pressure near Iceland pushes fronts across the United Kingdom on Sunday. The associated fronts will become slow moving across central parts of the United Kingdom on Monday.

* 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough north and west of Orkney, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time in north, decreasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough north and west of Orkney, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in south and east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later near headlands.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in inner Bristol Channel, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in far northwest, veering westerly 5 or 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time, then veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor until later.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time, then veering west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate at first in sheltered east, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 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: southwesterly gale force 8 imminent, at time of issue 20/2155

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, increasing high in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4 to 5, very soon increasing 5 to 6, backing southwest in the afternoon, locally 7 mid channel by evening.
    • Sea State

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

      Patchy light rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in drizzle.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Rough in the north to moderate in the south with a swell.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor in drizzle.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

Isle of Man

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

  • Wind

    Southwest 6 to gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

  • Wind

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

    Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
  • Weather

    Rain at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec