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  • East and North Coasts
  • Offshore
  • West Coast
  • South Coast

East and North Coasts

Type Location Weather Air Temp.
(°C)
Dew Pt. Temp.
(°C)
Sea Temp.
(°C)
Humidity (%) Wind speed &
direction (knots)
Visibility
(n.miles)
Pressure (hPa) Wave Period
(seconds)
Wave Height
(metres)
orange marker Shoeburyness Overcast 9 8 95 WSW 5 8 1,007
orange marker Manston Overcast 9 8 96 WSW 8 18 1,007
orange marker Sule Skerry (Maws) 7 7 99 SW 19 991
orange marker Lerwick (S. Screen) Light rain 4 4 97 SSE 23 1 993
orange marker Kirkwall Cloudy 4 4 97 SW 15 9 993
orange marker Lossiemouth Cloudy 5 2 82 SW 10 16 996
orange marker Wick John O Groats Airport Cloudy 4 3 89 SW 14 16 994
orange marker Aberdeen Airport Overcast 4 1 84 WSW 9 26 997
orange marker Leuchars Cloudy 1 1 100 WSW 7 7 999
orange marker Donna Nook Clear night 3 3 99 SW 10 4 1,004
orange marker Weybourne Partly cloudy night 6 5 92 WSW 14 18 1,005
blue marker F3 10 8 9 91 WSW 20 1,006 6 1
blue marker Sandettie 9 WSW 22 1,007 6 0.9

Offshore

Type Location Weather Air Temp.
(°C)
Dew Pt. Temp.
(°C)
Sea Temp.
(°C)
Humidity (%) Wind speed &
direction (knots)
Visibility
(n.miles)
Pressure (hPa) Wave Period
(seconds)
Wave Height
(metres)
blue marker Gascogne 13 12 91 WSW 26 1,024 6 3.2
blue marker K1 12 10 12 85 W 18 1,018 8 4.2
blue marker K2 11 7 11 78 W 16 1,013 8 4.8
blue marker M6 10 10 11 100 W 19 1,010 10 6.3
blue marker Brittany 14 12 92 W 26 1,017 7 4.2
blue marker Pap 12 10 14 84 W 14 1,017 13 4.6
blue marker K7 8 7 9 94 WSW 13 988 7 3.1

South Coast

Type Location Weather Air Temp.
(°C)
Dew Pt. Temp.
(°C)
Sea Temp.
(°C)
Humidity (%) Wind speed &
direction (knots)
Visibility
(n.miles)
Pressure (hPa) Wave Period
(seconds)
Wave Height
(metres)
orange marker Culdrose Heavy rain 10 9 99 E 3 1 1,007
orange marker Mount Batten Heavy rain 9 9 99 S 1 1 1,008
orange marker Bournemouth Airport Overcast 9 7 88 SW 4 8 1,008
orange marker Guernsey Heavy rain 11 11 100 WSW 19 < 1 1,010
orange marker Jersey Heavy rain 11 11 99 WSW 17 < 1 1,011
blue marker E1 10 10 100 NE 2 1,008 7 1.7
blue marker Channel Lightship 11 11 11 98 SW 18 2 1,010 8 1.6
blue marker Seven Stones 11 11 11 99 WNW 15 1 1,007 9 3.7
blue marker Greenwich Light Vessel 11 10 10 95 5 1,009 7 1.6

West Coast

Type Location Weather Air Temp.
(°C)
Dew Pt. Temp.
(°C)
Sea Temp.
(°C)
Humidity (%) Wind speed &
direction (knots)
Visibility
(n.miles)
Pressure (hPa) Wave Period
(seconds)
Wave Height
(metres)
orange marker Belfast International Airport Cloudy 5 4 95 SW 11 4 1,004
orange marker Roches Point Cloudy 8 6 84 W 10 7 1,010
orange marker Valentia Observatory Cloudy 9 6 81 WNW 12 7 1,011
orange marker Malin Head Light shower night 7 5 85 W 21 5 1,002
orange marker Belmullet Cloudy 8 5 79 W 14 5 1,006
orange marker South Uist Range Heavy shower night 7 5 87 W 23 5 996
orange marker Stornoway Light shower night 5 4 89 SW 14 5 993
orange marker Tiree Overcast 7 5 87 W 15 5 999
orange marker Campbeltown Airport Overcast 7 6 91 WSW 21 2 1,002
orange marker Islay Airport Overcast 7 6 91 W 13 4 1,001
orange marker St. Bees Head Cloudy 6 5 91 W 18 8 1,003
orange marker Ronaldsway Overcast 8 5 79 W 16 8 1,004
orange marker Valley Cloudy 8 6 84 WSW 14 6 1,006
orange marker Crosby Cloudy 8 4 78 W 18 7 1,005
– = No data

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