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yellow Warnings have been issued for the United Kingdom

Inshore waters

Issued by the Met Office at 1800 UTC on Wednesday 28 June 2017

Inshore Waters Forecast to 12 miles offshore
for the period 1800 UTC Wednesday 28 June to 1800 UTC Thursday 29 June 2017

General situation

Low pressure will continue dominate during the next couple of days, bringing rain or showers at times to all areas except the Shetland Isles.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

24 hour forecast: Northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Slight or moderate, becoming rough later near Rattray Head. Rain later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first near Cape Wrath, then backing northwest 3 or 4 later. Moderate, occasionally rough near Rattray Head. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast: Northeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times. Moderate, becoming rough. Occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, then decreasing 4 at times later. Rough becoming moderate later. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

24 hour forecast: North or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, then decreasing 3 or 4 later. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers, fog patches developing later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times later. Moderate, occasionally rough at first in north. Rain or showers, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

24 hour forecast: Northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, then becoming cyclonic, mainly southwest later, 4 or 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in north. Rain then showers, fog patches. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 3 or 4, veering north 4 or 5 later. Slight or moderate. Showers, fog patches at first. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

24 hour forecast: Easterly or northeasterly, backing southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north. Moderate at first in north, otherwise slight. Rain or thundery showers, fog patches in north. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then becoming northerly 4 or 5 later. Slight. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

24 hour forecast: Northerly or northeasterly, backing southwesterly, 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Occasional rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 for a time. Smooth or slight. Showers. Good.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

24 hour forecast: North, backing southwest later, but becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Occasional rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, mainly west or northwest, 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Showers. Good.

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: Westerly or northwesterly, becoming cyclonic for a time in lyme bay, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in west. Slight, becoming moderate or rough in west. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwesterly 5 to 7, but mainly 4 in lyme bay, perhaps gale 8 later in west. Slight or moderate, but rough west of Lizard Point, then occasionally very rough later near the Isles of Scilly. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

24 hour forecast: Cyclonic, becoming northerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in west. Slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough later in southwest. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west, perhaps gale 8 later in west. Slight in the Bristol Channel, otherwise moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

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

24 hour forecast: Northeasterly 4 or 5, backing northerly, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times later in north. Slight or moderate, then occasionally rough later in west. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northwest 5 to 7. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway

24 hour forecast: Northeast, backing north, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough later near great orme head. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in west. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near great orme head. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Isle of Man

24 hour forecast: Northeast, backing north or northwest, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later. Slight or moderate, becoming rough at times later. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 at first in west. Rough until later in south and west, otherwise moderate, becoming slight later in northeast. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

24 hour forecast: Northeast 5 or 6, backing north 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Slight, becoming moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 at first. Moderate, occasionally rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

24 hour forecast: Northeasterly 5 or 6, backing northerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in the North Channel. Slight or moderate. Fair, then occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 at first in the North Channel, decreasing 4 at times later in Firth of Clyde. Mainly slight in the Firth of Clyde, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough in the North Channel. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

24 hour forecast: Northeast 4 or 5, backing north 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later. Rain later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in west, then decreasing 4 at times later. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

The Minch

24 hour forecast: Northeasterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times later in south. Slight, becoming moderate. Rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later. Moderate, becoming slight later. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath

24 hour forecast: Northeasterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times later in south. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in south. Rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in south. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Shetland Isles

24 hour forecast: Northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in northeast. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: . . . .

Channel Islands

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly 4 to 5, locally 6 at times, backing west by dawn, further backing southwest 2 to 4 in the morning, locally variable 1 or 2 in the south in the afternoon. Slight to moderate. Rain or drizzle in the north of the area until mid-morning isolated showers in the south. Moderate to poor in rain or showers, otherwise good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 2 to 4, very soon veering northwest 3 to 5, perhaps locally 6 in the far west. Slight to moderate, perhaps locally rather rough in the far west at times, with a low swell. Isolated showers, becoming more frequent for a time Friday morning. Good, occasionally moderate to poor in showers.

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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