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A ridge of high pressure will cross the United Kingdom during today. Thereafter, it will move away eastwards, allowing relatively weak frontal systems to move northeastwards across all areas on Monday and Tuesday.

* 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

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southerly, increasing 5 or 6 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers for a time in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southeasterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4, backing south later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, decreasing 3, backing south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, backing southerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southerly later, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 2, then south or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th 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 11th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, then veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first and again later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th 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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    12:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or less backing southeast 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming south 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th 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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    12:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing south or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4, backing south, then backing south or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, backing southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly backing southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th 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 11th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic, then northeast 4 or 5, then veering southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      West backing south or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic then northeast 4 or 5, then veering southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in central areas.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th 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

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

    • Wind

      West backing south or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic then northeast 4 or 5, then veering southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northeast, then veering south later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    12:00 UTC Sun 11th Dec – 23:59 UTC Sun 11th Dec

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 12th Dec

    • Wind

      Northeast veering south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming southeast during afternoon and increasing 3 to 4, further increasing 4 to 5 this evening, veering south to southwest Monday morning, perhaps locally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches occasional rain and drizzle spreading from the southwest later this evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor or very poor, becoming moderate to very poor overnight.

    12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 to 5, locally 6 in the north, decreasing 3 to 4 by evening, backing southerly overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, perhaps locally rather rough, decreasing slight in the evening, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle misty with a risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, perhaps very poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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

  • Wind

    Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 2, then south or southeast 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor later.

12:00 UTC Mon 12th Dec – 11:59 UTC Tue 13th Dec

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 11th Dec