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A strong westerly or northwesterly airflow will continue to affect the United Kingdom during the next couple of days. Cold fronts across the south of the United Kingdom will clear into the Continent by midday today, with colder and clearer conditions following.

* 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 Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      West veering northwest later, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in inner Moray Firth, otherwise rough or very rough, but high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      High becoming very rough in northwest, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in far east.
    • Weather

      Squally showers at first, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      West veering northwest, 7 to severe gale 9, backing west 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first, becoming mainly slight near shore.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      West veering northwest, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, backing west 4 or 5 later, then backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later near shore.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      West 6 or 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      West veering northwest, 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight near shore later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 6 or 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight near shore, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight near shore, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in far west, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in far west, becoming slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, then occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, then occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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

    06:00 UTC Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, then occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      West 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 or gale 8, backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly backing northwesterly later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in south, very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, squally at first, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly backing northwesterly later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough or high in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough or high at first in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally at first, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      West veering northwest later, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6, backing southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in shelter, otherwise high becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally at first, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      West veering northwest later, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough or high in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5, backing southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high at first in far south and far north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      West veering northwest later, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5, backing southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough in east.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, occasionally thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th Dec

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Gale force 8 now veered westerly, increasing severe gale force 9 imminent issued on Thursday 18 December 2014 at 1539 UTC

    06:00 UTC Fri 19th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionaly rough in east.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, possibly thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate or poor in showers.

    18:00 UTC Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionaly rough in east.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, possibly thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate or poor in showers.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to 7 with gusts to 50kt, veering northwest 5 to 6 by late morning, locally 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing rather rough to rough this afternoon.
    • Weather

      Rain, locally heavy, clearing by early afternoon risk of a shower overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, becoming good by afternoon.

    06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 5 to 6, decreasing 4 to 5 by evening, backing west to southwest 3 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough decreasing moderate overnight, with swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th Dec

Isle of Man

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Fri 19th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 20th Dec

  • Wind

    West 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

06:00 UTC Sat 20th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sun 21st Dec

  • Wind

    West or northwest 7 or gale 8, backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 19th Dec