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Low pressure centred between Scotland and Iceland will give strong westerly winds and unsettled weather across the British Isles.

* 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in south, but very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in south, but rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in south, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 or gale 8, veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, but rough or very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 4 at first in north, otherwise westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in far south, veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, Fair Isle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, Fair Isle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, but rough or very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, veering northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, but rough or very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in far north and far south.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      West, veering north later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in far north and far south.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd 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 Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      West, veering north later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Westerly severe gale 9 continuing.

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 05:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, but moderate or rough in sheltered eastern waters.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough but high at first in west and moderate or rough in sheltered eastern waters.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 22nd Dec – 17:59 UTC Tue 23rd Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 6, occasionally 7 mid-channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough in the south, rather rough to rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Patchy light drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good except in drizzle.

    18:00 UTC Tue 23rd Dec – 17:59 UTC Wed 24th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 6, occasionally 7 in the north of the area, veering west to northwest decreasing 4 Wednesday morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough in the south, rather rough to rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle overnight, becoming persistent towards dawn, clearing during the morning.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate to poor in rain and drizzle.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 22nd Dec