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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 Sunny day 8 6 88 NW 5 9 1,009
orange marker Manston Cloudy 8 6 88 WNW 8 8 1,009
orange marker Sule Skerry (Maws) 8 8 100 WSW 21 993
orange marker Lerwick (S. Screen) Cloudy 5 5 97 SSW 12 4 993
orange marker Kirkwall Drizzle 4 4 99 SW 17 3 995
orange marker Lossiemouth Cloudy 6 2 77 WSW 9 21 998
orange marker Wick John O Groats Airport Overcast 5 4 90 SW 12 21 996
orange marker Aberdeen Airport Overcast 5 2 78 SW 8 24 999
orange marker Leuchars Cloudy 4 3 91 W 9 7 1,002
orange marker Donna Nook Sunny day 5 4 90 SW 7 13 1,007
orange marker Weybourne Overcast 7 4 83 W 15 16 1,008
blue marker F3 9 6 9 81 WNW 12 1,009 7 0.4
blue marker Sandettie 9 WNW 10 1,010 7 0.3

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 13 95 W 27 1,025 7 4.1
blue marker K1 12 10 12 86 SW 16 1,020 8 4.2
blue marker K2 11 9 11 86 SW 16 1,015 9 4.6
blue marker M6 11 11 11 100 SSW 20 1,009 10 5.9
blue marker Brittany 12 10 82 WNW 10 1,023 8 4.3
blue marker Pap 13 9 13 75 WSW 19 1,017 13 3.9
blue marker K7 9 7 9 89 WSW 12 990 8 3.4

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 Cloudy 10 9 93 WNW 14 7 1,016
orange marker Mount Batten Sunny day 9 7 90 WNW 8 7 1,015
orange marker Bournemouth Airport Sunny day 9 8 92 WNW 9 8 1,012
orange marker Guernsey Cloudy 9 9 95 NNW 14 5 1,014
orange marker Jersey Overcast 10 9 94 NNW 18 3 1,013
blue marker E1 10 9 90 WNW 15 1,016 7 2.4
blue marker Channel Lightship 10 9 11 89 NNW 22 10 1,015 7 2.4
blue marker Seven Stones 10 8 10 83 WNW 22 26 1,018 10 3.2
blue marker Greenwich Light Vessel 10 7 10 84 N 17 5 1,010 6 0.7

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 Overcast 5 5 96 SW 8 8 1,008
orange marker Roches Point Cloudy 8 5 83 SW 10 11 1,015
orange marker Valentia Observatory Cloudy 9 6 80 W 10 10 1,015
orange marker Malin Head Mist 8 4 76 W 23 4 1,006
orange marker Belmullet Mist 9 5 75 W 16 3 1,010
orange marker Stornoway Overcast 6 5 91 WSW 17 4 997
orange marker Tiree Cloudy 7 6 89 W 17 4 1,003
orange marker Campbeltown Airport Overcast 8 7 90 WNW 16 4 1,005
orange marker Islay Airport Overcast 8 6 88 W 18 1 1,005
orange marker St. Bees Head Overcast 6 5 93 WSW 12 9 1,008
orange marker Ronaldsway Cloudy 8 5 84 W 13 13 1,009
orange marker Valley Cloudy 8 5 82 W 11 16 1,011
orange marker Crosby Cloudy 7 5 86 W 20 9 1,010
blue marker K5 8 6 9 85 W 25 994 10 8.3
– = No data

Latest marine observations

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