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A very deep and complex area of low pressure developing over the Atlantic will move eastwards, mainly to the north of Scotland during the next couple of days. It will swing active weather fronts eastwards tonight, followed by a very strong westerly or northwesterly airflow that will bring gales or severe gales to many areas.

* 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 Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight at first in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then north or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in east, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest veering north or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 or 6, then north or northwest 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later offshore.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate for a time.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8 veering west 5 to 7, then northwest 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly later, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest later, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in west and around headlands.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      West veering northwest later, gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in Lyme Bay, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high and very high for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      West veering northwest later, gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high, and very high for a time in southwest.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or southwest later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest later, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or southwest later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest later, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering southwest later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in east and rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest later, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in east, very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming mainly good later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering southwesterly later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming mainly good later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering southwest later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest later, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming mainly good later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, veering southwest later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in far north and very rough or high in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 or 6, then north or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at times in central areas, otherwise very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming mainly good later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, veering southwest later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 or 6, then north or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming high or very high for a time.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming mainly good later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 6 to gale 8, veering south 5 or 6, then southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, except in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle at time of issue: Southeasterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later, issued at 0351 UTC on Saturday 7th December.

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4 becoming variable 3, then southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, veering southerly 5 or 6 later in south
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough
    • Weather

      Rain later
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor

    00:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8 at first in north, otherwise southerly 5 or 6 veering westerly 6 to gale 8
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough
    • Weather

      Rain then showers
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 to 4, backing southwesterly this afternoon, increasing 4 to 5, occasionally 6 by evening, increasing 5 to 7 by midnight and 6 to gale 8 overnight, veering westerly 6 to 7 by morning, occasionally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt by midday.
    • Sea State

      Slight, increasing moderate to rather rough this evening, then rather rough to rough overnight and rough to very rough by midday.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower in the south early afternoon outbreaks of rain after midnight, heavy at times, clearing early morning then isolated showers developing.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt, increasing 7 to severe gale 9 with gusts to 60kt in the evening, then northwest by morning, decreasing 6 to 7 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, increasing very rough to high overnight.
    • Weather

      Occasional blustery showers, occasionally heavy with a risk of thunder, becoming isolated by morning, dying out by midday.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, perhaps occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Sat 7th Dec – 11:59 UTC Sun 8th Dec

  • Wind

    West backing southwest for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain for a time later.
  • Visibility

    Good occasionally poor later.

12:00 UTC Sun 8th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 9th Dec

  • Wind

    West or southwest, veering northwest later, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high.
  • Weather

    Squally showers, fair later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 7th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).