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A ridge of high pressure will move slowly eastwards across the British Isles during Sunday but Atlantic fronts will follow across southern and western areas during Sunday night.

* 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

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, then backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first to the west and north of Orkney, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough to the west and north of Orkney, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north, then becoming variable 2 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in north, slight in south.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then backing southwest 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 2 or 3 increasing 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then backing southwest 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 2 or 3 backing south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, then backing southwesterly 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 2 or 3 backing southerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in east, then becoming variable 2 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming southerly 4 or 5, then veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, then becoming southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  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

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 2 becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, then veering southwesterly later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, mainly moderate in west, but rough at first near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly at first in east, otherwise southerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, mainly moderate in west, but becoming rough near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  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

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 2 or 3 backing southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later near Land's End.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

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

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

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    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      West backing south or southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  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

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, then backing southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 backing southwest 3 or 4, then backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  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

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      West backing south 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter in south, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then backing southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter in south, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7 backing southwest 4, then backing south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then becoming easterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  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

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in far north, backing southwesterly 4, then backing southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then becoming easterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time at first to the west of the Outer Hebrides.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6 veering northeast 3 or 4, then veering south later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly gale force 8 expected soon, issued at 1546 on Saturday 10 December.

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 11th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in far south, veering northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, very rough becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in west and north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 05:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      North or variable 1 to 3, becoming southeast 3 or 4 during the afternoon, further increasing 4 or 5 during the evening, perhaps locally 6, then veering south after midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming mainly moderate around midnight, perhaps rather rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine, then risk of mist or fog patches drifting from French coasts late morning, then occasional rain and drizzle spreading from the southwest in the evening with a continuing risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor or very poor in fog, more generally in rain and drizzle overnight.

    06:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, perhaps occasionally 6, veering southwest during the afternoon and decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, perhaps locally rather rough, decreasing slight by evening, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle, misty with a risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, perhaps very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec