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High pressure in the North Sea will gradually retreat towards mainland Europe, and consequently winds will ease in the south.

* 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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    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 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.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly, veering southeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly, veering southeasterly, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, then decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, then decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering south, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first and again later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, but occasionally 3 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then occasionally 3 later near Anglesey.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th 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

    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate mainly in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, becoming variable 2 or 3 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 at first in north, otherwise southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, becoming variable 2 or 3 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 at first in north, otherwise southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle:

    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 to 5, locally 6 with gusts to 35kt in the north until late afternoon, veering southeast overnight and decreasing 3 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate to good, perhaps poor Monday morning.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 to 4, perhaps occasionally 5 until evening, veering southerly overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

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

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

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

Shetland Isles

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12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle:

12:00 UTC Sun 4th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 4th Dec

  • Wind

    West 4 or 5
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or Good.

00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

  • Wind

    West 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 4th Dec