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A slack pressure pattern will cover the United Kingdom with high pressure covering all areas. By midday Monday an anticyclone will cover the English Channel, with stronger winds developing across northwestern areas.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, but moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in inner Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in north.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth near shore.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth, occasionally slight in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming west or southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west, becoming rough later near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor near the Bristol Channel.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later near St Davids Head.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor near the Bristol Channel.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  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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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near St Davids Head, but smooth at first in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, veering south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4 at first in east, otherwise variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate west of rathlin island.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4 at first in east, otherwise variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, backing south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain and drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth for a time in central areas, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  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 Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain and drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest, 4 or 5, then backing southwest 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southeast, rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southeast, moderate or rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Southeast 2 to 4, backing east 1 to 3 this evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mist or haze patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 23rd Jan – 11:59 UTC Tue 24th Jan

    • Wind

      East or variable 1 to 3.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mist or haze at times risk of fog patches overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, perhaps very poor overnight.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22nd Jan