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  • dark blue Niton
  • purple Cullercoats
  • dark green Portpatrick

Extended Outlooks 1800 UTC Fri 26 Dec to 1800 UTC Mon 29 Dec Issued by the Met Office, on behalf on the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 242300 UTC

  1. Niton

    Developing low, initially over Irish Sea is expected to track eastwards towards the southern North Sea, overnight Friday into Saturday morning, before moving into the near Continent during Saturday, as a filling feature. However, there is still uncertainty regarding its exact depth and track. By Sunday, pressure is expected to build, with a centre around 1034 over Malin or Hebrides, and with a ridge extending south towards Fitzroy. On Monday, the high centre is expected to transfer south-eastwards to lie over southern England, 1040. Risk of gales, perhaps even severe gale for a time over Irish Sea and English Channel areas overnight Friday into Saturday morning. Winds are expected to winds gradually ease later on Saturday, but still some residual strong winds over Biscay sea areas into Sunday. Further strong to gale force winds are likely to extend to sea areas west of 8 west by the end of the period

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  2. Cullercoats

    Developing low, initially over Irish Sea is expected to track eastwards towards the southern North Sea, overnight Friday into Saturday morning, before moving into the near Continent during Saturday, as a filling feature. However, there is still uncertainty regarding its exact depth and track. By Sunday, pressure is expected to build, with a centre around 1034 over Malin or Hebrides, and with a ridge extending south towards Fitzroy. On Monday, the high centre is expected to transfer south-eastwards to lie over southern England, 1040. Risk of gales, perhaps even severe gale for a time over North Sea areas, mainly south of 55 north, and also English Channel sea areas, overnight Friday into Saturday morning. Strong winds also likely for a time in Fair Isle, before winds gradually ease later on Saturday. Some strong winds likely at times in eastern North Sea on Sunday, and strong winds may extend to Fair Isle by the end of the period

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  3. Portpatrick

    Developing low, initially over Irish Sea is expected to track eastwards towards the southern North Sea, overnight Friday into Saturday morning, before moving into the near Continent during Saturday, as a filling feature. However, there is still uncertainty regarding its exact depth and track. By Sunday, pressure is expected to build, with a centre around 1034 over Malin or Hebrides, and with a ridge extending south towards Fitzroy. On Monday, the high centre is expected to transfer south-eastwards to lie over southern England, 1040. Risk of gales, perhaps even severe gale for a time, for Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea, Malin overnight Friday into Saturday morning. Strong winds at times also likely over remaining sea areas, before winds gradually ease later on Saturday. Further strong to gale force winds are likely to extend to sea areas west of 8 west by the end of the period

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Last Updated at 22:37 UTC on Wednesday 24 December