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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

    00:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 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 or high in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in north, then decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers mainly in north, perhaps thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

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

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 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

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly 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.

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8 at first in south, otherwise westerly 3 or 4, veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough until later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

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

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in far north and far south.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers, perhaps thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in far north and far south.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

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

    • Wind

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

      High or very high, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, perhaps thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in west.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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, issued at 0400 UTC on Sunday 21st December.

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

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale force 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high but very rough east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale force 8, perhaps severe gale force 9 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      High, but very rough east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 6, with gusts to 40kt mid-channel.
    • 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.

    00:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 23:59 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 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 22nd Dec

  • Wind

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

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

    Squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor.

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

  • Wind

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

    High or very high, becoming very rough.
  • Weather

    Squally showers, perhaps thundery later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec