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Inshore waters and strong winds

inshoreWaters Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney North Foreland to Selsey Bill Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath Channel Islands
Updated: 0417 UTC on Friday 29 July 2016

Strong winds

Strong coastal winds are forecast for the coastal areas coloured in red on the map.

1. Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney 2. Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed 3. Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby 4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point 5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland 6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill 7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis 8. Lyme Regis to Land's End including the Isles of Scilly 9. Land's End to St David's Head including the Bristol Channel 10. St David's Head to Great Orme Head including St George's Channel 11. Great Orme Head to Mull of Galloway 12. Isle of Man 13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough 14. Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and North Channel 15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point 16. The Minch 17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath 18. Shetland Isles 18. Shetland Isles 19. The Channel Islands Show all areas

Inshore waters and strong winds

For coastal waters up to 12 miles offshore

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 shown on the map.

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.

In the UK, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is responsible for the provision of Maritime Safety Information (MSI) to ships at sea, which includes the broadcast of warnings and forecasts. The Met Office initiates warnings and prepares routine forecasts for dissemination on behalf of the MCA.

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