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A large area of high pressure centred over the Bristol Channel will drift southeastwards allowing milder southwesterly winds to extend slowly across most areas except the far southeast.

* 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 Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 north and west of Orkney, and occasionally 6 in Moray Firth later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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 Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4 backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      Mainly westerly, backing southwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near shore at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near shore at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near shore at first mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor near shore at first mainly in east.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 or 3 backing southwest 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4, becoming southerly 4 or 5 in far west later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      In far west, southerly 4 or 5 increasing 6, otherwise variable 3 or 4 becoming southerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southerly 2 or 3, occasionally 4, increasing 4 or 5 in far west later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4 in east, 5 or 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near western headlands later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in shelter at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5 in south, 5 to 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5 increasing 6.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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 Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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 Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less in shelter at first, otherwise southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Remaining slight in shelter otherwise becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in good shelter at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor at times later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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 Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor at times later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

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

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

    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 2 to 4, becoming variable 1 to 3 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming southerly early afternoon and increasing 3 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Mainly slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

06:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 31st Dec

  • Wind

    Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Fog patches near shore at first mainly in east.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally very poor near shore at first mainly in east.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec