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Inshore waters forecast

Issued at:

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

General situation

A large area of high pressure will remain slow moving across Scandinavia whilst low pressure over southwestern Europe gradually moves northwards. A belt of easterly gales across the south will gradually extend northwards, but winds should decrease across the south later.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southeast, backing east later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming rough near Rattray Head.
Weather
Showers later.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East 5 to 7, veering southeast 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in east, occasionally high towards Rattray Head.
Weather
Showers, occasional rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate later.
Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
Sea state
Moderate becoming rough.
Weather
Fair then showers.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East veering southeast later, 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
Sea state
Rough becoming very rough and high at times later near Rattray Head.
Weather
Showers, occasional rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate later.
Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Sea state
Moderate becoming rough, then very rough later.
Weather
Fair then showers.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East veering southeast later, 6 to gale 8.
Sea state
Very rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
Weather
Occasional rain or showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Whitby to Gibraltar Point
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East 6 to gale 8, veering southeast 5 to 7 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
Weather
Occasional rain or showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Gibraltar Point to North Foreland
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Easterly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8.
Sea state
Moderate at times in south, otherwise rough.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Easterly 6 to gale 8, veering southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later in south.
Sea state
Rough becoming moderate or rough later in north, moderate, occasionally rough at first in south.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
North Foreland to Selsey Bill
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Easterly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time in east.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Easterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering southeasterly 4 or 5.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
Weather
Showers, mainly fair later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Fair then showers.
Visibility
Mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East or northeast 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then south 5 or 6 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
Weather
Showers, mainly fair later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Fair then showers.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming cyclonic, then south later, 4 or 5.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate, except in far west.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
Sea state
Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west.
Weather
Fair then showers.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northeast 5 to 7, veering east, then south later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Mainly good.
St Davids Head to Great Orme Head, including St Georges Channel
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East or northeast 5 to 7.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in far south and in northwest.
Weather
Fair then showers.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East or northeast 5 to 7, veering east then southeast later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, but rough at times in far south and in northwest.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Mainly good.
Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East or northeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in southwest.
Weather
Fair then showers.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northeast 6 to gale 8, veering east or southeast 5 to 7.
Sea state
Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west.
Weather
Occasional rain or showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Isle of Man
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East, backing northeast later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northeast 5 to 7.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
Sea state
Moderate becoming rough in southeast.
Weather
Fair then showers in southeast.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northeast veering southeast later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Showers, occasional rain later.
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
Easterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
Sea state
Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northeasterly veering southeasterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
Sea state
Moderate or rough in North Channel, otherwise slight or moderate.
Weather
Showers, occasional rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East or southeast 5 to 7.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in northwest.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East backing northeast for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Fair then occasional rain or showers.
Visibility
Mainly good.
The Minch
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southeast, backing east later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far south, but becoming smooth at times in central areas.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East or northeast 5 or 6, increasing 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming rough in far south and later far north.
Weather
Fair then occasional rain or showers.
Visibility
Mainly good.
Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southeast, backing east later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
Sea state
Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East or northeast 5 or 6, increasing 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate until later near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
Weather
Fair then occasional rain or showers.
Visibility
Mainly good.
Shetland Isles

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southerly or southeasterly, backing northeasterly, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time in northeast.
Sea state
Moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good.
For Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Valid Monday 19 Nov 2018 at 1200 UTC until Tuesday 20 Nov 2018 at 0000 UTC

General situation

High pressure over Scandinavia drifts north with a stable southeasterly backing easterly airstream over Shetland.

Wind
Southeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later in north and east later
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally slight in the east
Weather
Mainly fair
Visibility
Good

For 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Tuesday 20 Nov until 1200 UTC on Tuesday 20 Nov

Wind
Variable 3 or 4 backing or northeast, perhaps 5 in the south for a time.
Sea state
Mainly moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair
Visibility
Good
Channel Islands
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East to northeast 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8 mid-channel, decreasing 4 to 5 in the south overnight, then 3 to 4 in the south by midday.
Sea state
Mainly moderate in the south and east, rather rough to rough in the north and west.
Weather
Scattered showers developing this afternoon, becoming more frequent in the north of the area overnight and perhaps heavy.
Visibility
Moderate to good, occasionally poor in showers.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northeast to east 3 to 4 in the south and 5 to 7 in the north, veering southeast to south 4 to 5 by midnight, occasionally 6 in the north during the morning.
Sea state
Slight, occasionally moderate in the south with a low swell, rather rough to rough mid-channel at first, becoming moderate, occasionally rather rough in the morning.
Weather
Showers mainly in the north of the area, occasionally heavy, becoming isolated overnight.
Visibility
Moderate to good, occasionally moderate to poor in showers.

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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