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A ridge of high pressure will push quickly eastwards across the United Kingdom tonight ahead of the next Atlantic frontal system. The associated cold fronts will become slow moving across central areas of the United Kingdom by 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

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

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in sheltered south otherwise moderate or rough, but rough or very rough north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight in sheltered south otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, 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.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    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, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 or gale 8, veering west 4 or 5, then increasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough until later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

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

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times 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 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, then veering westerly, 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, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming good later.

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

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    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, occasionally very high later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, then veering west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 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: Nil.

    00:00 UTC Sun 21st Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, but very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      West 3 to 4, locally 5 in the north, increasing 5 to 6 by dawn, backing southwest by midday, locally 7 mid channel by evening.
    • Sea State

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

      Isolated light showers turning to patchy rain or drizzle during the morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate by midday.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to 7, locally 5 in the south of the area.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, locally moderate in the south.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong wind warning

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

  • Wind

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

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

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

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

  • Wind

    West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 21st Dec