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Cullercoats

Overnight Wednesday into Thursday a declining Atlantic ridge of high pressure will extend eastwards across the British Isles with low pressure slow moving to the north and south. By midday Thursday the high pressure will have declined further with a deep area of low pressure in the Norwegian Basin dominating winds across Cullercoats. This low will drift eastwards into Scandinavia and fill during Thursday as a ridge of high pressure builds from the west. Overnight Wednesday into Thursday strong to gale strength westerly winds will affect all Cullercoats sea areas north of 57 degrees north. During Thursday these strong winds and gales will move southwards into the central North Sea. Veering north-westerly and by midnight affecting all North Sea areas. During Friday these strong winds will slowly ease from the west with no hazardous winds in Cullercoats by midnight. During Saturday strong to gale strength south-westerly winds will affect sea areas Fair Isle and Viking, these may extend into Forties and North Utsire later


Niton

Overnight Wednesday into Thursday a declining Atlantic ridge of high pressure will extend eastwards across the British Isles with low pressure to the north and south. By midday Thursday the high pressure will have declined further with a deep low in the Norwegian Basin. This low will drift eastwards into Scandinavia and fill during Thursday as a ridge of high pressure builds from the west. This high pressure will be centred over sea area Lundy by midday Friday, thereafter the centre of the high will transfer eastwards into the continent as low pressure develops south of Iceland. Overnight Wednesday into Thursday strong north-easterly winds will affect parts of sea area Fitzroy with strong north-westerly winds in the north of Shannon. During Thursday these strong winds will ease during the early hours. No further hazardous winds are expected in Niton until later on Friday when strong easterlies are forecast to return to parts of sea area Fitzroy and possibly Biscay. No hazardous winds are forecast during Saturday, though strong southerlies may develop, from time to time, in the far west


Portpatrick

Overnight Wednesday into Thursday High pressure will be centred to the west of Portpatrick with low pressure to the northeast. As the low to the east moves away another ridge of high pressure will build from the west. Overnight Wednesday into Thursday strong to gale strength westerly winds north of 56 degrees north will slowly veer into the northwest. During Thursday these strong winds or gales will continue to veer into the north and ease from the south and west. By midnight hazardous winds will be confined to sea area Fair Isle. During Friday hazardous winds in Portpatrick will once again be confined to Fair Isle, and these will ease during the afternoon. Overnight into Saturday strong to gale strength easterlies will develop through parts of Southeast Iceland with strong winds in Atlantic sea areas further south. During Saturday strong winds or gales may affect all Portpatrick Atlantic sea areas at times north of 55 degrees north