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Inshore waters

Issued by the Met Office at 0600 UTC on Thursday 30 June 2016

Inshore Waters Forecast to 12 miles offshore
for the period 0600 UTC Thursday 30 June to 0600 UTC Friday 1 July 2016

General situation

An area of low pressure will remain slow moving to the northwest of Scotland.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time in northwest. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time around Rattray Head. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers. Moderate or good.

Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate becoming slight. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest, 4 or 5 increasing 6 at times. Slight, occasionally moderate later. Thundery showers. Moderate or good.

Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later. Rain then thundery showers. Moderate or good.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Slight or moderate. Rain then thundery showers. Moderate or good.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight becoming moderate later. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Mainly moderate. Showers. Good.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

24 hour forecast: Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later. Moderate, occasionally slight for a time. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times. Mainly moderate. Showers. Good.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

24 hour forecast: Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate. Showers. Good.

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Moderate becoming rough in west. Showers. Good.

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times. Moderate becoming rough in west. Showers. Good.

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

24 hour forecast: West 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6. Slight becoming moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times. Moderate occasionally rough in south. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight becoming moderate in south. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times. Moderate, occasionally slight at first in north. Thundery showers. Moderate or good.

Isle of Man

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5, veering west 5 or 6 later. Slight becoming moderate. Fair then rain for a time. Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times. Moderate. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 4 or 5, veering west 5 or 6 later. Slight or moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times. Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

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

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly 5 or 6 later. Slight or moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 4 or 5, veering west 5 or 6 later. Moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times. Moderate becoming rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

The Minch

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Slight or moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in south. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate, becoming rough in south. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Shetland Isles

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 4 or 5. Moderate occasionally slight in east. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: . . . .

Channel Islands

24 hour forecast: Southwest 4 to 5, locally west 3 in the south until evening, increasing 6 at times by early evening. Slight in the south, moderate to rather rough in the north. Rain or drizzle at times some mist and a risk of fog patches. Moderate, poor in rain or drizzle and very poor in any fog.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 4 to 5, perhaps 6 at first, veering west during the afternoon, perhaps occasionally 6 again overnight. Mainly moderate with a low swell, locally rather rough. Patchy light rain or drizzle and a risk of fog patches, clearing to fair early afternoon. Moderate, poor in rain or drizzle and very poor in any fog, becoming good.

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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