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A deep area of low pressure near Iceland and a large high pressure area to the west of Iberia will maintain a strong run of westerly winds across the United Kingdom for the next couple of days.

* 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

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in east, very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

      West backing southwest for a time, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight near shore otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight near shore otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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 Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough at times in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough at times in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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 Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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 Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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 Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later, in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough in east, very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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 Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west later, 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, and high at times later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high at times in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later issued on Wednesday 17 December 2014 at 0322 UTC

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

    • Wind

      West 6 to 7 with gusts to 45kt, backing west to southwest overnight, locally gale 8 mid-channel by Thursday afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rough, locally very rough mid channel later.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

    • Wind

      West to southwest 5 to 6 Jersey southwards at first, otherwise 6 to 7, locally gale 8 mid-channel, veering northwest midday Friday and decreasing moderate 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough in the south, rough or very rough in the north, moderating later.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain after midnight, heavy at times Friday morning clearing in the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, becoming mainly good Friday afternoon.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Wed 17th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 18th Dec

  • Wind

    West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, becoming high.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

18:00 UTC Thu 18th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 19th Dec

  • Wind

    West 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
  • Sea State

    High or very high.
  • Weather

    Squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Dec