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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 extending across the United Kingdom from the south will decline tomorrow, as pressure starts to fall in the west, bringing strong winds to western parts.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in north.
Weather
Fair, then occasional rain.
Visibility
Good, occasional moderate later.
Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 5 or 6 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
Weather
Fair, then occasional rain.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 4 or 5 later.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
Sea state
Moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Whitby to Gibraltar Point

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time, becoming variable 3 or less,.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 4 or 5.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good.
North Foreland to Selsey Bill

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, becoming southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Southeasterly 3 or 4, veering southerly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 5 or 6 later.
Sea state
Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
Weather
Occasional rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate later.
Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, becoming south 4 or 5 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
South 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, backing southeast 6 or 7 later.
Sea state
Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
Weather
Fair then occasional rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southwest 3 or 4, backing south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
Weather
Occasional rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
South or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time, veering west 3 or 4 later, then backing south or southeast 5 or 6.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in far west.
Weather
Occasional rain.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
Weather
Occasional rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Southerly or southeasterly, 5 or 6 increasing 7 at times, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 until later in west.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Occasional rain.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
St Davids Head to Great Orme Head, including St Georges Channel
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
South 3 or 4, veering southwest 4 or 5, backing south or southeast 5 or 6 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in south.
Weather
Occasional rain.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
South or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later, perhaps gale 8.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Occasional rain.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in west.
Sea state
Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Isle of Man
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
South or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
Sea state
Slight becoming slight or moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Southeast 5 or 6, increasing 6 or 7.
Sea state
Mainly moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Moderate or good.
Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
South or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Occasional rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
South or southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
Weather
Occasional rain or drizzle.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and North Channel
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or roigh later.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
South or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
South or southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
Weather
Occasional rain or drizzle.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
The Minch
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
Weather
Occasional rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Southerly backing southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Occasional rain.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
South or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
Weather
Occasional rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
South or southeast 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in west.
Sea state
Rough or very rough.
Weather
Occasional rain.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Shetland Isles
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northerly 4 or 5, veering southeasterly, occasionally 6 later in west.
Sea state
Rough, occasionally very rough at first in north, becoming moderate later in east.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
For Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Valid Monday 10 Dec 2018 at 1800 UTC until Tuesday 11 Dec 2018 at 0600 UTC

General situation

A ridge of high pressure over Shetland on Monday with an Atlantic low pushing in to the west on Tuesday.

Wind
North 4 or 5 veering southeasterly, occasionally 6 later in the west.
Sea state
Rough, very rough at first in north.
Weather
Fair
Visibility
Good

For 12 Hours from 0600 UTC on Tuesday 11 Dec until 1800 UTC on Tuesday 11 Dec

Wind
Southeasterly 4 or 5, but northeast 3 at first in the east, occasionally 6 in the west.
Sea state
Rough becoming moderate in the east.
Weather
Fair
Visibility
Good
Channel Islands
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northwest to west 2 to 4, becoming variable 1 to 2 this evening, becoming south to southeast 2 to 3 by dawn, increasing 4 to 5 by tomorrow afternoon, perhaps locally 6 mid channel by tomorrow evening.
Sea state
Slight, increasing moderate in the north of the area.
Weather
Patchy light rain in west after midnight, moving slowly eastwards across the area through tomorrow risk of mist patches near the french coast early morning.
Visibility
Good, locally moderate, perhaps locally poor near the french coast early morning.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
South to southeast 4 to 5, occasionally 6 overnight, perhaps locally 7 mid - channel at times overnight.
Sea state
Slight in south, moderate in north, locally rather rough mid - channel by tomorrow evening, with an increasing swell.
Weather
Occasional rain spreading in from the west early Wednesday morning.
Visibility
Good, perhaps occasionally moderate in rain.

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.

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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