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A strong westerly or southwesterly airflow will persist across the United Kingdom as pressure remains low to the north and high to the south. Weather fronts will become slow moving across 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 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 18:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 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 18:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 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 18:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 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 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 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.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 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 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 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.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 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 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 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 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 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 18:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 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.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Very rough becoming high, and very high for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      High or very high, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers, perhaps wintry and thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 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: Westerly severe gale force 9

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

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8 increasing severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate close to lee of east Shetland, becoming high later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers, perhaps wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate perhaps poor.

    06:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high but moderate or rough close to lee of east Shetland.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, perhaps wintry at times, risk thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 6, occasionally 7 in the north of the area.
    • Sea State

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

      Patchy light rain or drizzle overnight and tomorrow.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in drizzle.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 6, occasionally 7 in the north of the area.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in the south to rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in drizzle.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

The Minch

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

  • Wind

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

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

    Rain then showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming good.

18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

  • Wind

    Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, decreasing 4 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec