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High pressure across mainland europe will extend a ridge northwestwards across the United Kingdom to bring fairly settled conditions on Monday. Low pressure will then move towards the northwest of Scotland on Tuesday, bringing more unsettled weather to northern and western areas.

* 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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    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly south 3 or 4, becoming southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering south 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th Dec

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly south or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, veering south or southwest 4 or 5, then increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering south later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, veering south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering south later, 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, veering south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable, mainly southerly, 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly 3 or 4, then veering southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, veering southerly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th 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 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 in west, occasionally variable 3 or 4 in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Anglesey, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, veering southerly or southwesterly 6 or 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, veering south or southeast 5 or 6, then veering south 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, veering south 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th 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 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in North Channel.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southerly 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th 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 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly, veering southerly later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south, increasing 5 or 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, 3 or 4 at first in north, otherwise 5 to 7, veering southerly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in north, then becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th 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 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, veering southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, 3 or 4 at first in northeast, otherwise 5 to 7, veering southerly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southerly 3 or 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th 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 5th Dec – 11:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later in the southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4 later in the northeast, otherwise variable 3 or less, becoming south 3 or 4 later in the west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in the north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 locally 5 at first, decreasing 3 for a time, backing south during Monday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight locally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist patches near the french coast at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, perhaps poor at times until mid morning.

    00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist or fog patches, mainly near the french coast in the morning.
    • Visibility

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

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th Dec

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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00:00 UTC Mon 5th Dec – 23:59 UTC Mon 5th Dec

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

00:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 23:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 5th Dec