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The British Isles is in a south to southwesterly airflow, with a slow moving front bringing rain and drizzle at times, and fog patches in some southern areas.

* 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 later in far northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough at times in northwest, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally very rough later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 near Cape Wrath, but decreasing 4 at times in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in northwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 at first in west, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, then occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, then occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 in far west, becoming variable 3 later in far west.
    • Sea State

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

      Fog patches at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in west, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in Severn Estuary, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time, then veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain and drizzle, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight mainly in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, then occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, but occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, but occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, but becoming mainly very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in far north, but decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at times in south, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      High at first in far south, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      West, backing south or southwest, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in eastern shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec

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

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

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 11:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north, then backing southerly and decreasing 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in eastern shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in eastern shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 4, occasionally 5, perhaps locally 6 at times in the north later Friday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough later.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches, especially during the morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor or very poor at times.

    00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

    • Wind

      South to southwest 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 in the north, increasing 5 to 6 during the morning, veering northwest 4 to 5 during the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate perhaps rather rough in the north at times, with a moderate swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist patches. Outbreaks of rain Saturday afternoon, clearing during the evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, becoming moderate to poor in the afternoon, then good later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec

Isle of Man

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Fri 9th Dec – 23:59 UTC Fri 9th Dec

  • Wind

    South or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally rough.
  • Weather

    Rain or drizzle at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor.

00:00 UTC Sat 10th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sat 10th Dec

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 9th Dec