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Mapping images supplied by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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  • dark blue Niton
  • purple Cullercoats
  • dark green Portpatrick

Extended Outlooks 1800 UTC Thu 12 Dec to 1800 UTC Sun 15 Dec Issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 102300 UTC

  1. Niton

    On Thursday evening, a slack area of low pressure lies to the east of the UK, with a series of fronts over western areas associated with a low centre 973 northwest of Ireland. The low then moves east and becomes slow moving centred over Scotland 961 by midnight Friday. Low then steadily drifts into the North Sea through Saturday, centred Forties 969 by the midnight. Sunday, the low moves northeast to reach South Utsire 972 by midday. A further deepening low then approaches from the west reaching Shannon 974 by midday Sunday. Gales are possible for all areas except Dover and Wight on Thursday evening. On Friday gales are expected across all areas through the day and at times for all areas, especially through English Channel on Saturday. Further gales likely to persist for all areas through to Sunday evening

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  2. Cullercoats

    Thursday evening, a slack area of low pressure lies to the east of the UK, with a series of fronts over western areas associated with a low centre 973 northwest of Ireland. The low then moves east and becomes slow moving centred over Scotland 961 by midnight Friday. Low then steadily drifts into the North Sea through Saturday, centred Forties 969 by the midnight. Sunday, the low moves northeast to reach South Utsire 972 by midday. A further deepening low approaches from the west reaching Shannon 974 by midday Sunday. Gales likely south of 56 north on Thursday, except Dover and Wight. Gales then easing south of 56 north on Friday, but developing north of this line by midnight as further gales develop Wight and Dover. On Saturday gales easing to north, but likely all areas south of 56 north during the day. Sunday gales persisting south of 56 north, perhaps developing Forties and Fisher for a time

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  3. Portpatrick

    On Thursday evening, a slack area of low pressure lies to the east of the UK, with a series of fronts over western areas associated with a low centre 973 northwest of Ireland. The low then moves east and becomes slow moving centred over Scotland 961 by midnight Friday. Low then steadily drifts into the North Sea through Saturday, centred Forties 969 by the midnight. Sunday, the low moves northeast to reach South Utsire 972 by midday. A further deepening low then approaches from the west reaching Shannon 974 by midday Sunday. Gales possible south of 57 north on Thursday, perhaps Bailey and Hebrides later. These gales then spreading to all sea areas on Friday. Saturday gales likely for all areas, but easing from Faeroes, Fair Isle and Hebrides later. Gales easing from all areas Sunday, but expected sea area Shannon later

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Last Updated at 16:21 UTC on Wednesday 11 December