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Cullercoats

On Thursday evening a deep area of low pressure, 971, is centred in sea area Fair Isle. Overnight this low will drift quickly northwards into the Norwegian Basin. Meanwhile a deep area of low pressure in the eastern north Atlantic will move eastwards into Rockall on Friday then north-eastwards across northern Scotland overnight in Saturday before filling and losing its identity. A transient ridge of high pressure will follow this low from the west before a further Atlantic low moves into Rockall on Sunday. Gales are possible north of 55N during Thursday evening before winds ease from the west overnight. During Friday strong winds with occasional gales are likely to spread in from the west to affect all parts of Cullercoats, except the far north. Winds gradually easing from the northwest during Saturday. During Sunday strong winds are expected in the northwest


Niton

On Thursday evening a deep area of low pressure, 971, is centred in sea area Fair Isle. Overnight this low will drift quickly northwards into the Norwegian Basin. Meanwhile a deep area of low pressure in the eastern north Atlantic will move eastwards into Rockall on Friday then north-eastwards across northern Scotland overnight in Saturday before filling and losing its identity. A transient ridge of high pressure will follow this low from the west before a further Atlantic low moves into Rockall on Sunday. Overnight Thursday into Friday gales are expected to spread east across the north of Niton. Severe gales are possible for a time in the northwest on Friday, before winds moderate later. Further gales are likely across Shannon, Sole, Fitzroy and Biscay on Saturday and Sunday, perhaps affecting Fastnet, Lundy and Irish Sea at times on Sunday


Portpatrick

On Thursday evening a deep area of low pressure, 971, is centred in sea area Fair Isle. Overnight this low will drift quickly northwards into the Norwegian Basin. Meanwhile a deep area of low pressure in the eastern north Atlantic will move eastwards into Rockall on Friday then north-eastwards across northern Scotland overnight in Saturday before filling and losing its identity. A transient ridge of high pressure will follow this low from the west before a further Atlantic low moves into Rockall on Sunday. Overnight Thursday into Friday gales are likely to affect the southwest and northeast of Portpatrick. During Friday winds may ease in the northeast but increase to severe gale strength at times in Shannon and Rockall before easing everywhere overnight into Saturday. Later on Saturday and overnight into Sunday strong winds with gales are likely to return to the southwest spreading slowly north-eastwards through the day