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  • dark blue Niton
  • purple Cullercoats
  • dark green Portpatrick

Extended Outlooks 1800 UTC Thu 08 Dec to 1800 UTC Sun 11 Dec Issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 062300 UTC

  1. Niton

    A large area of high pressure will lie across Continental Europe throughout the period occasionally extending ridges into the southeast of Niton. On Thursday evening an area of low pressure lies in the Atlantic, around 400 miles west of Sole with a central pressure of 968. This low moves steadily northeast through Friday as a slowly filling feature, reaching the south of Iceland with a pressure of 980 by Saturday morning. The low then moves east towards the Norwegian Sea later Saturday and into Sunday morning. Gales are expected in western areas of Shannon, Sole and Fitzroy on Thursday evening spreading east to affect Fastnet, Irish Sea, Lundy and Plymouth through Friday. The gales will then ease later Friday in all but eastern Fitzroy and northern Shannon. These remaining gales ease through Saturday, but strong winds should develop again in western Shannon and Sole through Sunday morning

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  2. Cullercoats

    High pressure lies over continental Europe throughout the period, occasionally extending ridges into the south of Cullercoats, with lows in the mid-Atlantic. Thursday evening a low lies in the eastern Atlantic with central pressure of 968. This moves steadily northeast as a filling feature reaching the south of Iceland with a pressure of 980 by Saturday morning. This low then moves east through Saturday to lie in the southern Norwegian Sea by early Sunday. Gales are likely across Fair Isle, Viking, North Utsire and South Utsire through Thursday evening and Friday morning, easing for a time. Then further gales are expected through Friday afternoon spreading from the west to affect all areas except Wight, Dover and Thames. Winds will then ease briefly in the south on Saturday, before strengthening from the north later and into Sunday with gales possible north of 54N

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  3. Portpatrick

    High pressure lies over continental Europe occasionally extending ridges into the southern North Sea. On Thursday evening an area of low pressure lies in the Atlantic, around 400 miles west of Sole with a central pressure of 968. This low moves steadily northeast through Friday as a slowly filling feature, reaching the south of Iceland with a pressure of 980 by Saturday morning. This low then moves east during Saturday to lie in the southern Norwegian Sea by early Sunday. Gales are expected across all but Irish Sea, Fastnet and Lundy at first, but spreading to these areas as winds briefly ease across Fair Isle, Faeroes and Southeast Iceland during Friday morning. Gales will again develop across the northern sea areas through Saturday, as winds in Shannon, Fastnet and Irish Sea gradually ease. Gales persisting north of 54N later throughout the remainder of the period, with winds strengthening in the west of Shannon into Sunday morning

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Last Updated at 22:45 UTC on Tuesday 6 December