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A deepening Atlantic depression will cross central and southern areas today, with strong to gale force winds expected across southern parts. Strong winds are also expected on northern and western coasts at times. High pressure will build eastwards on Sunday.

* 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 Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering northerly later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate outwith Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th Dec

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest veering northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, backing easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly 5 to 7, then cyclonic 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 5 to 7, veering west or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th 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 Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest veering northeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th 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

    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering west or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough except in the Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but mainly slight in the Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th 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

    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time in south, backing northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or sleet for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, veering northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south until later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th 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

    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast backing northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or sleet for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north 5 to 7, veering northeast 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th Dec

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest backing northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, veering north 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in North Channel and in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th 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

    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, veering northerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in the North Channel until later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th Dec

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers becoming squally and wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th 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 Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest, becoming variable, 3 or 4, then south or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th 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 Fri 26th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming south or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in the north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in the north. becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 in the west.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate, rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 1 to 3, soon backing southwest to south, increasing 4 to 5 by midday, then 5 to 6 mid-afternoon, veering west 7 to gale 8 by mid-evening, further veering northwest by Saturday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight, increasing moderate to rather rough in the afternoon and rough to very rough during the evening.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading from the west, heavy at times, clearing to isolated showers Friday evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor in rain, then mainly moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Sat 27th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 28th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 6 to 7 during the morning, veering northerly in the evening decreasing 5 by Sunday morning.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough decreasing rather rough to rough by afternoon, then moderate to rather rough by Sunday morning.
    • Weather

      Scattered rain or hail showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 26th Dec