Met Office

Inshore waters forecast

Issued by the Met Office at 0600 UTC on Saturday 23 June 2018

Inshore Waters Forecast to 12 miles offshore
for the period 0600 UTC Saturday 23 June to 0600 UTC Sunday 24 June 2018

General situation

High pressure, slow-moving to the west of Ireland, will bring settled conditions to the bulk of the British Isles, though the north of Scotland will be breezy with rain or drizzle at times as weak fronts skirt around the north of the high.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Rough until later west of Orkney, otherwise slight or moderate. Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches developing. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Orkney, becoming variable 3 or less in the Moray Firth. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth in the Moray Firth. Occasional rain or drizzle at first. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast: West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate at first near Rattray Head, otherwise slight, occasionally smooth. Mainly fair. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5 at times. Smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

24 hour forecast: West or northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less. Moderate at first near Whitby, otherwise slight, occasionally smooth later. Fair. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or 4. Slight. Fair. Moderate or good.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point

24 hour forecast: Northwest 4, becoming variable 3 or less with sea breezes for a time. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later. Fair. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Smooth or slight. Fair. Moderate or good.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Smooth, occasionally slight. Fair. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Smooth, occasionally slight. Fair. Moderate or good.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Smooth. Fair. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times with sea breezes for a time. Smooth. Fair. Moderate or good.


Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times in Lyme Bay. Smooth or slight. Fair. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 near Isles of Scilly. Smooth or slight. Fair. Moderate or good.


Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Smooth or slight. Fair. Moderate or good.


St Davids Head to Great Orme Head, including St Georges Channel

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less. Smooth. Fair. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less. Smooth. Fair. Good, occasionally moderate.


Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway

24 hour forecast: West or northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less. Smooth, occasionally slight at first. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Smooth. Fair. Good, occasionally moderate later.


Isle of Man

24 hour forecast: North or northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Moderate until later in far north, otherwise smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less. Smooth or slight. Fair. Moderate or good.


Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and North Channel

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good, occasionally moderate later.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

24 hour forecast: West or northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter. Mainly fair. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 near Tiree. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter. Fair. Good.


The Minch

24 hour forecast: Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times in south. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far north. Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches developing in north. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times in south. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far north. Fair. Moderate or good.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in far north. Moderate, occasionally rough at first. Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches developing in north. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, decreasing 3 at times in south. Moderate, occasionally slight in south. Fair. Moderate or good.


Shetland Isles - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in far south. Slight east of Shetland, otherwise moderate or rough. Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches for a time. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

For Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland - Strong wind warning

Valid Saturday 23 Jun 2018 at 0600 UTC until Saturday 23 Jun 2018 at 1800 UTC

General situation: Pressure will steadily build across Scotland maintaining a westerly airstream across Shetland waters with various rather weak fronts pushing east in the flow.

Forecast: Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Moderate or rough, but slight in sheltered eastern waters. Occasional rain or drizzle, perhaps heavy for a time with fog patches developing. Moderate or good, occasionally poor or very poor.

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Saturday 23 Jun until 0600 UTC on Sunday 24 Jun: Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north and west. Moderate or rough, but slight in sheltered eastern waters. Occasionally rain or drizzle with fog patches, becoming mainly fair later. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, but mostly good later.


Channel Islands

24 hour forecast: East to southeast 2 to 4, becoming variable 1 to 3 mid morning, then northerly 2 to 4 this afternoon, perhaps locally 5 in the far southeast, becoming variable 1 to 3 again overnight. Smooth or slight, perhaps locally moderate in the far south towards evening. Fair or fine. Good, perhaps locally moderate near French coasts at first and again overnight.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 1 to 3, becoming northerly 2 to 4 in the afternoon, veering northeast overnight. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good, perhaps locally moderate near French coasts at first and again overnight.