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The centre of an area of high pressure will continue to edge slowly eastwards across the North Sea over the course of the weekend. This will lead to strong easterly winds in southern parts, but winds will be lighter elsewhere.

* 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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    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in far northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in far northwest, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in south, slight occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest, 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south, but variable 2 or 3 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 at first in north, otherwise easterly veering southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight,occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight,occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in east.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time near headlands.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

  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

    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, increasing 6, occasionally 7 for a time near headlands.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, veering southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 except in Solway Firth.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but mainly smooth in Firth of Clyde, becoming moderate in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in North Channel.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but mainly smooth in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south and west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly backing southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

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

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

    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 .
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      East to southeast 5 to 6 with gusts to 35kt, decreasing 4 to 5 Sunday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate in the south and east and moderate to rather rough in the north and west.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist patches near the french coast in the morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate, locally poor in any mist.

    18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      East 4 to 5, veering southeast overnight, decreasing 3 to 4 Monday afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, perhaps locally rather rough in the northwest at first.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist or fog patches near the french coast in the morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor or very poor in any mist or fog.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Sat 3rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

  • Wind

    Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 except in Solway Firth.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good.

18:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 17:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

  • Wind

    Southeast 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 3rd Dec