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A strengthening, mild southerly or southwesterly airstream will affect the United Kingdom during the next few 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 Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate, becoming rough at times later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th 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 Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, occasional rain or drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor near shore.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near shore.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near shore.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near shore.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near shore.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th 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 Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th 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 Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in severn estuary, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th 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 Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th 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 Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later except in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, veering southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th 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 Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th 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 Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th 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 Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south later, 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southerly gale force 8 expected later (1600 issue)

    18:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7
    • Sea State

      Moderate
    • Weather

      Occasional rain
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 in the north on Wednesday.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in the north of the area during the morning.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, perhaps occasionally good Wednesday afternoon.

    18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 in the north, veering south to southwest by Thursday morning, and decreasing 3 to 4 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north, with a swell.
    • Weather

      Some mist or fog patches a little rain on Thursday.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

  • Wind

    Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in northwest.
  • Sea State

    Slight becoming moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate, becoming rough at times later.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor for a time.

18:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

  • Wind

    South veering southwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight at first in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec