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High pressure across Scandinavia and areas of low pressure to the west of the United Kingdom will maintain the southerly or southeasterly flow across the country. Frontal zones will make occasional inroads into western areas, whilst isolated showers will affect North Sea coasts.

* 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 Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Showers in east, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, backing southeasterly gale 8 to storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later near Cape Wrath.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, backing southeasterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming mainly slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, increasing 6, backing southeast 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 5 to 7, backing southeast 7 or gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, veering south 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate east of Lizard Point.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast, 4 at first in Lyme Bay, otherwise 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in Lyme Bay, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in the Bristol Channel, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first in southwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first in the Bristol Channel, becoming very rough for a time later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in the North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in the Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 to storm 10 except in the inner Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in the Firth of Clyde, becoming rough or very rough in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first near Tiree.
    • Sea State

      High at first near Tiree, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming moderate in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain at times in west, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate until later in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming high in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, 5 or 6 in northeast, otherwise 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at times in far southwest, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, 5 or 6 until later in northeast, otherwise 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, 5 or 6 in northeast, otherwise 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate near Cape Wrath, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in west.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, 5 or 6 until later in northeast, otherwise 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate near Cape Wrath, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle at time of issue: Severe gale 9 veering southerly imminent, decreasing gale 8 soon - 130946 UTC

    18:00 UTC Thu 13th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough in east, very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate

    06:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 or 7, increasing gale 8 later in the west.
    • Sea State

      Rough in east, very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 13th Dec – 17:59 UTC Fri 14th Dec

    • Wind

      East to southeast 5 to 6, perhaps locally 7 mid-Channel at first, decreasing 4 to 5 by midnight, occasionally 3 in south and east of area, backing southeast by tomorrow afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, locally rough in the north and west at first, decreasing slight to moderate overnight.
    • Weather

      Risk of patchy light rain in far west of area at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 14th Dec – 17:59 UTC Sat 15th Dec

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 to 5, veering southeast to south and increasing 5 to 7 overnight, locally gale 8 mid-Channel through Saturday, veering south to southwest soon after dusk on Saturday.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight increasing moderate to rather rough overnight, then rather rough to rough in the morning, with an increasing swell.
    • Weather

      Rain in the west of the area soon after midnight, spreading east and becoming persistent, locally heavy through Saturday, with mist and a risk of fog.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate or poor in rain, perhaps very poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 13th Dec by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).