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Inshore waters forecast

Issued at:

For coastal areas up to 12 miles offshore
for the period to

General situation

A ridge of high pressure will move away to the east, allowing Atlantic fronts to sweep across all parts today. Pressure will then build again on Monday.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, then veering northwesterly.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, but mainly slight in Moray Firth.
Weather
Showers, rain for a time.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northwesterly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in west.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in far north, but mainly slight in Moray Firth.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate in northwest.
Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, then veering northwest later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Rattray Head.
Weather
Rain for a time.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northwest backing southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwest, backing south or southwest for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Rain for a time.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally slight later.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Whitby to Gibraltar Point
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwest backing southwest for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
Sea state
Moderate.
Weather
Showers, rain for a time.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough at first in north, becoming slight later.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good.
Gibraltar Point to North Foreland
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 or 6, then veering northwesterly later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Showers, rain for a time later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally slight later.
Weather
Fair, fog patches later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally very poor later.
North Foreland to Selsey Bill
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwesterly backing southwesterly for a time 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
Sea state
Slight, becoming moderate later.
Weather
Occasional rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 2 or 3 later.
Sea state
Moderate, becoming slight later.
Weather
Fair, fog patches later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally very poor later.
Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwest, backing west or southwest for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
Sea state
Slight, becoming moderate later.
Weather
Occasional rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
Sea state
Moderate, becoming slight later.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor later.
Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwest backing west or southwest 4 or 5, then veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
Sea state
Slight in Lyme Bay until later, otherwise moderate.
Weather
Occasional rain.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then south 3 or 4 later.
Sea state
Moderate, becoming slight, except in far west.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor later.
Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6 for a time.
Sea state
Slight in Bristol Channel at first, otherwise moderate.
Weather
Occasional rain until later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then southeast 3 or 4 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor later.
St Davids Head to Great Orme Head, including St Georges Channel
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
West 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6, then veering northwest, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
Sea state
Slight becoming moderate.
Weather
Rain for a time.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then south 4 or 5 later.
Sea state
Moderate, becoming slight.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor later.
Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
West 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6, then veering northwest, decreasing 4 at times later.
Sea state
Slight, becoming moderate for a time.
Weather
Rain for a time.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4.
Sea state
Slight.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good.
Isle of Man
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
Sea state
Slight becoming moderate.
Weather
Rain for a time.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
West or northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
Sea state
Moderate becoming slight.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good.
Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, veering northwest 5 to 7, then decreasing 3 or 4 later.
Sea state
Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate.
Weather
Rain then fair.
Visibility
Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
West or northwest 3 or 4, backing south 4 or 5.
Sea state
Moderate, becoming slight in east.
Weather
Mainly fair, occasional drizzle later in west.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor later.
Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and North Channel
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first, veering northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
Sea state
Slight, becoming moderate.
Weather
Rain for a time.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly 4 or 5.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Occasional drizzle later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor later.
Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
South 5 or 6, veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
Weather
Rain then fair.
Visibility
Moderate or poor, becoming good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northwest 3 or 4, backing south or southwest 5 or 6.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Occasional drizzle later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor later.
The Minch
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in north, then backing westerly 4 or 5 later.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Rain then showers.
Visibility
Moderate or poor, becoming good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough in far south and far north.
Weather
Occasional drizzle later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor later.
Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
South veering northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, then backing west 4 or 5 later.
Sea state
Moderate becoming rough.
Weather
Rain then showers.
Visibility
Moderate or poor, becoming good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7.
Sea state
Rough.
Weather
Occasional drizzle later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor later.
Shetland Isles
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southwest 3 or 4, backing south 6 to gale 8, then veering northwest later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in northwest.
Weather
Occasional rain then showers.
Visibility
Moderate or good.
For Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Valid Sunday 17 Dec 2017 at 0000 UTC until Sunday 17 Dec 2017 at 1200 UTC

General situation

Atlantic fronts crossing area Sunday, which clear as the strong to gale winds veer to a showery northwest later.

Wind
Southwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly 6 to gale 8, then veering northwesterly later in west
Sea state
Moderate or rough
Weather
Occasional rain later
Visibility
Good occasionally moderate later

For 12 Hours from 1200 UTC on Sunday 17 Dec until 0000 UTC on Monday 18 Dec

Wind
Southerly at first in east, otherwise northwesterly 6 to gale 8
Sea state
Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in northwest
Weather
Rain then showers
Visibility
Moderate or good
Channel Islands
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwest to north 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 at first, decreasing 2 to 3 around dawn, backing west 4 to 5 by midday, increasing 5 to 6 during the afternoon.
Sea state
Slight to moderate, increasing moderate to rather rough for a time in the evening.
Weather
Isolated showers in the morning occasional rain and drizzle from early afternoon, with mist and the risk of fog patches.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate in showers becoming moderate to poor, perhaps very poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
West 4 to 5 occasionally 6, soon veering northwest to north, veering north to northeast 3 to 4 by midday, becoming variable 2 or 3 by evening.
Sea state
Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough at first, with a low swell becoming smooth or slight by evening.
Weather
Occasional rain and drizzle with mist and the risk of fog patches, clearing by dawn.
Visibility
Moderate to poor, perhaps very poor, becoming good by dawn.

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