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A strengthening 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate, becoming rough at times later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or 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 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 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 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor near shore.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      South 3, increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near shore.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near shore.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near shore.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near shore.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight in Severn estuary, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight until later in Liverpool Bay, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later in north and west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, veering southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 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.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 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 or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 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: Nil

    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 6th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough
    • Weather

      Fair
    • Visibility

      Good

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

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 2 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 this evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in the north of the area mainly overnight.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, occasionally good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

    • Wind

      South 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 in the north in the morning, veering south to southwest in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the south to moderate in the north, with a swell developing.
    • Weather

      Some mist and fog patches at first and gradually spreading in from the west from evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, becoming moderate to good for a time.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Tue 6th Dec – 05:59 UTC Wed 7th Dec

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight in Severn estuary, otherwise slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

06:00 UTC Wed 7th Dec – 05:59 UTC Thu 8th Dec

  • Wind

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

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

    Occasional rain later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 6th Dec