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A large area of high pressure centred over Ireland will drift southeastwards allowing milder southwesterly winds to extend slowly across northern and western 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 Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7 north and west of Orkney.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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 Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Mainly westerly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near shore at first.
    • Visibility

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

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near shore at first mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor near shore at first mainly in east.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 or 3 backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  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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    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 in far west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  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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    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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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    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near western headlands later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 near western headlands.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5 in south, 5 or 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing southwest 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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 Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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 Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less in shelter at first, otherwise southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Remaining slight in shelter otherwise becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, but mainly 4 or 5 in good shelter.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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 Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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 Mon 29th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    00:00 UTC Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeast 2 or 3, locally variable, backing north to northwest by morning and increasing 3 to 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 1 to 3, becoming variable in the morning, then southerly 3 to 4 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec

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 Mon 29th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 29th Dec

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

00:00 UTC Tue 30th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 30th Dec

  • Wind

    Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 29th Dec