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A deep area of low pressure will remain centred over Scandinavia, but a ridge of high pressure will continue to build northeastwards across British waters.

* 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest, occasionally slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in east.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northeast.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest becoming variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first west of the Lizard peninsula, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south, 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 except in Lyme Bay.
    • Sea State

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

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate except near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 5 or 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough at times near Lands End, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight except near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3, then becoming south or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough until later in far north, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in the North Channel, becoming variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Ardnamurchan Point, becoming variable 3 or less , then becoming south or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in west, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate near Ardnamurchan Point.
    • Weather

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at times east of Shetland, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, occasionally thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

    For coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

    Strong wind warning

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle at time of issue: Northerly gale force 8 at time of issue.

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in east
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, perhaps thundery
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor

    06:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in east, decreasing 4 or 5, but veering northerly 3 or 4 later in west
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occcasionally high at first, becoming rough in south
    • Weather

      Wintry showers dying out
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 5 to 6 by midnight, decreasing 3 to 4 by early afternoon and backing west to northwest 2 to 4 by early evening.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, gradually decreasing overnight to become rather rough to moderate by late morning, then decreasing slight during afternoon.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers becoming isolated overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 2 to 4, backing southwest overnight, then after dawn backing south 4, occasionally 5 by dusk.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Sun 9th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 10th Dec

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming slight except near St Davids Head.
  • Weather

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good.

18:00 UTC Mon 10th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 11th Dec

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in west.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Drizzle at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 9th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).