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A large area of high pressure over mid Atlantic will drift eastwards across Ireland then southeastwards to northwest France by Tuesday.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      North or northwest backing west 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4 backing southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 in north 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 06:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 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 06:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4 backing northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 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 06:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northwesterly 4 or 5, but 6 or 7 in south at first, and increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 05:59 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 06:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east at first, backing northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough in far west at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming south or southwest, 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 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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    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 3 or 4, but 5 in west at first, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in west at first otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 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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    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 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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    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4 becoming variable mainly northwest 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4 backing west 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      North backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 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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    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northerly backing southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northerly backing southwesterly 2 or 3, occasionally 4, increasing 4 or 5 in west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less in shelter at first, otherwise southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4 backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in sheltered east.
    • 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 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4 backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • 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 06:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 in south at first otherwise northerly 5 to 7, backing northwesterly 4 or 5, then westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 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.

    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 at first in south, otherwise north 5 to 7, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    18:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 6 with gusts to 40kt, decreasing 4 to 5 by mid-afternoon and 2 to 4 in the evening, backing north to northwest after midnight.
    • Sea State

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

      Isolated showers very soon dying out.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      North to northwest 2 to 4, backing west Tuesday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight, perhaps locally moderate in the south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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06:00 UTC Sun 28th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

  • Wind

    Northerly veering northeasterly 3 or 4, but 5 in west at first, becoming variable 3 or less.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough in west at first otherwise slight.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

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

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Dec