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A large area of high pressure over the British Isles will gradually drift eastwards, allowing milder Atlantic air to encroach from the west on freshening southwesterly winds, over the next 48 hours.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time near Gibraltar Point.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, and again later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6 decreasing 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in east at first, backing northerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east at first, backing northerly 3 or 4 and becoming variable later near the cornish coast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north 3 or less, becoming southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th 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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    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th 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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    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 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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    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 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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    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 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 at time of issue

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

    • Wind

      Northerly backing westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north and also in far west later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 6 with gusts to 40kt, decreasing 4 to 5 by evening, becoming variable 1 to 3 overnight, then northwest to north 3 to 4 tomorrow morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, becoming mainly slight overnight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      North to northwest 3 to 4, decreasing 2 to 3 in the evening, backing southwesterly in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair periods.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

  • Wind

    Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east at first, backing northerly 3 or 4 and becoming variable later near the cornish coast.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

  • Wind

    Variable, mainly north 3 or less, becoming southwest 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec