A very mobile period of weather is ahead of us and we are expected to continue under the strong zonal pattern for the medium term. It will be cool/cold at times and also very mild at times.
The next 5 days will be windy and breezy throughout but a notable peak in winds has been focused around next Tuesday (3rdd January). A developed low pressure will exit Newfoundland eastwards on January 1st traveling steadily east before interacting with a forecast jetstreak by January 2nd. It will intensify strongly and is expected to push to our north into Scotland, replacing a cold maritime airstream.
The storm system will be well developed with a large windfield extending from its center. Strong and widespread gales will develop on Monday evening and overnight. The system is likely at this point to be strong enough to cause widespread gales but has the potential to become develop further.
Models are keen to develop a band of 70knot+ 925hpa winds in association with the warm front and develops widespread sustained 10metre winds of 30-35 knots inland with upto 50 knots in coastal locations.
It seems like it will be a widespread wind event, even if at this point, nothing to be overly alarmed by.
925hpa wind forecast (Used as a tool to estimate gusts)