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Inshore waters

Inshore waters forecast for coastal areas up to 12 miles offshore

Issued: 1200 on Mon 24 Nov 2014 UTC

The inshore waters forecast, issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Valid from 1200 on Mon 24 Nov 2014 UTC until 1200 on Tue 25 Nov 2014 UTC

General situation

An area of high pressure will move east across central and southern areas during Monday with a westerly flow affecting the north. The high will move into Scandinavia during Tuesday, allowing an area of low pressure to move north from France into southern areas later on Tuesday and during Wednesday.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

24 hour forecast: Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in east, backing south 3 or 4 later. Moderate or rough, but mainly slight in Moray Firth. Rain for a time. Mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South 3 or 4 backing southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near Orkney. Moderate or rough in northwest, smooth or slight in southeast. Showers. Mainly good.

Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 5 or 6 becoming variable 3 or less. Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less becoming southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north. Smooth or slight. Showers. Mainly good.

Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

24 hour forecast: West 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less becoming south or southeast 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Occasional rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

24 hour forecast: West 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less becoming southeast 4 or 5. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later. Occasional rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

24 hour forecast: Westerly or northwesterly becoming variable 3 or 4, then easterly 4 or 5 later in south. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in south. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less at first in north, otherwise easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

24 hour forecast: North or northeast 3 or 4, veering east 5 or 6 later. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming cyclonic 4 later. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first. Occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

24 hour forecast: Northeast 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeast 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic later. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: Northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 except in far west. Slight or moderate, becoming rough in far west. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in far west, backing northerly 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate, but moderate or rough in west. Occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less becoming east or southeast 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Fair, fog patches in far east. Good, occasionally very poor in far east.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: East or southeast 4 or 5, backing north 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate, becoming rough in far southwest. Fair at first then occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

St Davids Head to Great Orme Head, including St Georges Channel

24 hour forecast: Southwest backing south or southeast 3 or 4. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far south later. Showers later in north. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southeast backing east or northeast 3 or 4. Smooth or slight, but moderate in far south. Mainly fair, occasional rain later. Moderate or good.

Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway

24 hour forecast: Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or less then southeasterly 4. Smooth or slight. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: East or southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time. Smooth or slight. Showers. Moderate or good.

Isle of Man

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 , becoming variable 2 or 3, then south or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Smooth or slight. Fair at first then occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southeast backing east 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Smooth or slight. Occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

24 hour forecast: Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or 4. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north. Rain for a time. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north. Showers. Mainly good.

Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and North Channel

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 4 or 5 becoming variable then east 3 or 4. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in the Firth of Clyde. Rain for a time. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: East or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in North Channel. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in the Firth of Clyde. Showers. Mainly good.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

24 hour forecast: South 5 or 6 veering west 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less then southeast 4 or 5. Moderate or rough. Rain for a time. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north. Moderate or rough. Showers. Mainly good.

The Minch

24 hour forecast: South or southwest veering west 5 to 7, decreasing 4, backing south later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and far south. Rain at first. Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 4 or 5 backing southeast 5 to 7. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and far south. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath

24 hour forecast: South or southwest veering west 5 to 7, decreasing 4, backing south later. Moderate or rough. Rain at first. Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 4 or 5 backing southeast 5 to 7. Rough. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Shetland Isles

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in east. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: . . . .

Channel Islands

24 hour forecast: Northeast 4 to 5, veering northeast to east by evening, locally 6, decreasing 3 to 5 by midday Tuesday. Slight to moderate. Occasional rain spreading from the south by early evening becoming misty overnight. Good becoming moderate overnight, locally poor in rain.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: East to southeast 3 to 4, becoming southerly or variable 1 to 3 during the evening. Slight to moderate with a low swell, becoming smooth or slight. Misty with occasional rain, clearing on Wednesday to scattered showers. Moderate to poor.

Inshore waters overview

Forecasts for UK inshore waters are issued four times a day and cover a period of 24 hours from 0000, 0600, 1200 and 1800 UTC.

The coastal waters, up to 12 miles offshore, around the British Isles are divided into 19 areas.

The forecast contains details of forecast wind direction and force, weather, visibility and sea state.

Strong coastal winds (Strong Breeze force 6 or more) are displayed for the first 24 hours of the inshore waters forecast.

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