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Cullercoats

On Tuesday evening the Azores high, 1038, stretches across southern UK waters whilst low centre 989 lies just north of Iceland with a strong zonal flow across northern UK waters. Overnight the zonal flow amplifies slightly with a ridge moving eastwards across Portpatrick and Cullercoats, high pressure remains dominant across Niton. Later on Wednesday a low centre, 1003, develops west of Bailey, deepening and moving eastwards towards North Utsire by midnight. On Thursday another ridge forms in the Atlantic as the Azores high moves north-eastwards towards Niton. The ridge slowly moves eastwards overnight and through Friday as the high pressure remains centred 1043 west of Fitzroy. Near gales across Viking and Fair Isle overnight Tuesday, then clearing north. Overnight Wednesday near gales return from the east, extending across much of Cullercoats on Thursday and Friday morning, gales possible at times. Winds easing Friday


Niton

On Tuesday evening the Azores high, 1038, stretches across southern UK waters whilst low centre 989 lies just north of Iceland with a strong zonal flow across northern UK waters. Overnight the zonal flow amplifies slightly with a ridge moving eastwards across Portpatrick and Cullercoats, high pressure remains dominant across Niton. Later on Wednesday a low centre, 1003, develops west of Bailey, deepening and moving eastwards towards North Utsire by midnight. On Thursday another ridge forms in the Atlantic as the Azores high moves north-eastwards towards Niton. The ridge slowly moves eastwards overnight and through Friday as the high pressure remains centred 1043 west of Fitzroy. A brief spell of strong winds is possible across the Irish Sea and Shannon early in the period. Near gales are possible across southern Fitzroy later in the period. Strong winds not expected across the remainder of Niton


Portpatrick

On Tuesday evening the Azores high, 1038, stretches across southern UK waters whilst low centre 989 lies just north of Iceland with a strong zonal flow across northern UK waters. Overnight the zonal flow amplifies slightly with a ridge moving eastwards across Portpatrick and Cullercoats, high pressure remains dominant across Niton. Later on Wednesday a low centre, 1003, develops west of Bailey, deepening and moving eastwards towards North Utsire by midnight. On Thursday another ridge forms in the Atlantic as the Azores high moves north-eastwards towards Niton. The ridge slowly moves eastwards overnight and through Friday as the high pressure remains centred 1043 west of Fitzroy. Gales across northern Portpatrick with strong gales across Faeroes and South East Iceland on Tuesday night, easing briefly Wednesday morning. Near gales returning across the rest of Portpatrick through Wednesday and Thursday, possibly gales at times. Winds easing during Friday