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A large area of high pressure over mid Atlantic will drift eastwards across Ireland then southeastwards to northwest France by Tuesday.

* 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 Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5, increasing 5 or 6 for a time in far northeast, then backing westerly in northwest later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4 backing southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 in north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable or northerly 3 or 4, backing northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeast backing northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7 backing northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6 decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east at first, backing northwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th 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 Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough in far west at first.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southerly in far west later, 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th 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 Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 4 or 5, but 6 or 7 in west at first, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in west at first otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming south or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th 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 Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near western headlands at first, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5 becoming variable mainly north or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable or northwesterly, becoming southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5 backing northwest 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5 decreasing 3 or 4, backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5 decreasing 3 or 4, backing southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less, then southwesterly 4 in west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less in shelter at first, otherwise southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5 backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5 backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7, backing west later, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers, some wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      North 5 to 6 with gusts to 40kt, veering northeast by dawn, decreasing 4 to 5 by mid-afternoon and 2 to 4 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, locally rough at first, decreasing slight in the evening.
    • Weather

      Isolated rain or hail showers with the risk of thunder, dying out before dawn.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in showers.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming northwest 2 to 4 by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate in the south on Monday.
    • Weather

      Fair periods.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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00:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

  • Wind

    Northerly 4 or 5 decreasing 3 or 4, backing southwesterly later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers then fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec