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Inshore waters forecast

Issued at:

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

General situation

The United Kingdom lies between low pressure to the northwest and high pressure to the east to give a chilly easterly airflow. Gales are likely at times in the south and east.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in south.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far north.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Southeasterly backing easterly, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near Rattray Head.
Weather
Showers developing.
Visibility
Good.
Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southeast, backing east later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
Sea state
Moderate becoming rough.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
Sea state
Moderate becoming rough, occasionally very rough later.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Whitby to Gibraltar Point
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally slight at first.
Weather
Showers later.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East or northeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Gibraltar Point to North Foreland
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough later.
Weather
Showers later.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
North Foreland to Selsey Bill
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Showers later.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Northeasterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East or northeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Showers later.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East or northeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East or northeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough west of the Lizard peninsula.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East or northeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
Sea state
Rough, occasionally moderate in shelter.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in west.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East, backing northeast, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
Sea state
Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west.
Weather
Fair then showers.
Visibility
Good.
St Davids Head to Great Orme Head, including St Georges Channel
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, then occasionally 7 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near St Davids Head.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East backing northeast, 5 to 7.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
Weather
Fair then showers.
Visibility
Good.
Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
Sea state
Slight, occasionally moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East 5 or 6, backing northeast 6 or 7.
Sea state
Slight, occasionally moderate.
Weather
Showers later.
Visibility
Good.
Isle of Man
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Easterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in north.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East or northeast 5 or 6.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming mainly moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good.
Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East or southeast 5 to 7.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East, backing northeast later, 5 to 7.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later in south.
Weather
Showers later in south.
Visibility
Good.
Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and North Channel
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Northeasterly at first in Firth of Clyde, otherwise easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in North Channel.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good.
Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East or southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in northwest.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Southeast backing east, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
The Minch
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, but becoming variable 3 or 4 at times in north.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far south.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Southeasterly backing easterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, but becoming variable 3 or 4 at times in north.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in far west.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
Southeasterly backing easterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Shetland Isles
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, but very rough at first in northwest.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
For Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Valid Sunday 18 Nov 2018 at 1200 UTC until Monday 19 Nov 2018 at 0000 UTC

General situation

High pressure over Scandinavia will maintain a south or southeasterly airflow across Shetland Waters.

Wind
Southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west
Sea state
Moderate or rough, but very rough at first in far northwest
Weather
Mainly fair with mist patches
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally poor

For 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Monday 19 Nov until 1200 UTC on Monday 19 Nov

Wind
South or southeast 4 or 5
Sea state
Moderate or rough
Weather
Mist patches at first
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first
Channel Islands
Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind
East 5 to 6, but 4 in the southeast at first, increasing 7 to gale 8 in the north by mid-afternoon.
Sea state
Moderate in the south and east to rough in the north and west.
Weather
Fine.
Visibility
Moderate to good, locally poor in the north.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind
East to northeast 6 in the south to gale 8 in the north, decreasing 4 in the south to 7 in the north Tuesday morning.
Sea state
Moderate in the south and east to rough in the north and west, with a low swell.
Weather
Isolated showers by mid-afternoon, mainly guernsey northwards, becoming more frequent and locally heavy early Tuesday.
Visibility
Moderate to good, locally poor.

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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