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Low pressure over southern England at first will bring gale-force winds on southern coasts. Strong winds are expected along all other coasts at times.

* 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 Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing west later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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 Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north or northwest 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, backing northerly or northwesterly for a time, 6 at first in south, otherwise 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, backing northerly or northeasterly, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times until later, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, backing northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers later in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in east.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, then veering northerly and decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, then wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly, backing northwesterly later, 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering north later, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      North backing northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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 Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering north later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in far west, becoming slight later in shelter.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first west of Lands End, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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 Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering north later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in southwest, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight in the Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7, becoming variable 3.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in southwest, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming smooth later in the Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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 Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering north later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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 Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering north later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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 Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, veering northerly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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 Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in far west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest, veering north, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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 Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest, veering north, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      South backing north 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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 Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      South backing southeast, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers, some wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic, mainly northerly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers, some wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      West to northwest 7 to gale 8, locally severe gale 9, soon veering northwest, decreasing 6 to 7 in the morning, further veering north in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Rough, locally very rough, decreasing rather rough during the evening.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, becoming more frequent in the afternoon, with the risk of hail and thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally moderate to poor in showers.

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

    • Wind

      North to northeast 6 to 7, decreasing 5 to 6 in the morning, further decreasing 4 to 5 by afternoon, and 2 to 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, becoming slight during the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Scattered rain or hail showers with the risk of thunder, dying out by dawn.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in showers.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Dec

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

  • Wind

    Northwest, veering north later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in far west, becoming slight later in shelter.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

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

  • Wind

    North or northeast 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or less.
  • Sea State

    Rough at first west of Lands End, otherwise slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor at first.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Dec