Met Office

Inshore waters forecast

Issued by the Met Office at 0600 UTC on Sunday 18 February 2018

Inshore Waters Forecast to 12 miles offshore
for the period 0600 UTC Sunday 18 February to 0600 UTC Monday 19 February 2018

General situation

Pressure will remain high to the southwest of the United Kingdom bringing fairly quiet conditions for most during the next couple of days. However, weather fronts moving erratically northeastwards, will bring mild, but moist and rather murky conditions to southwestern areas for a time.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwesterly backing southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north. Smooth or slight in east, moderate or rough in north. Showers at first in north, occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southeasterly veering westerly or northwesterly later, 5 or 6. Smooth or slight until later in east, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough later in north. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast: Southwest 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5 later. Smooth or slight. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southeast 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwest 5 or 6 later. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later in north. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

24 hour forecast: Southwest backing south later, 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwest 5 or 6 later. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South becoming cyclonic later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Smooth or slight. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

24 hour forecast: Southerly 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Occasional rain or drizzle. Good, occasionally moderate.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill

24 hour forecast: Southerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Mainly slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later. Smooth or slight. Occasional rain or drizzle. Good, occasionally moderate.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

24 hour forecast: South 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate. Occasional rain, mainly in west. Good, occasionally poor in west.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or 4, becoming north or northwest 4 or 5. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate offshore. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: Cyclonic becoming west or northwest 4 or 5. Slight or moderate, but mainly rough in far west. Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwest veering north later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight or moderate, but rough, occasionally very rough later in west. Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair. Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming mainly good.


Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

24 hour forecast: Cyclonic becoming west or northwest 4 or 5. Slight in far east, otherwise moderate and rough at times in southwest. Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwest 4 or 5, veering north 5 or 6 later. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair later. Moderate occasionally poor, becoming mainly good.


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

24 hour forecast: South or southeast veering west later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches developing. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or northwest 3 or 4, veering north 5 or 6 later. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later. Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good later.


Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway

24 hour forecast: South or southeast veering west later 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate for a time in northwest. Fair then occasional rain or drizzle. Good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or northwest 3 or 4, veering northwest 5 or 6 later. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later. Occasional rain or drizzle, fair for a time. Good, occasionally poor.


Isle of Man

24 hour forecast: South or southeast veering west or northwest later, 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor or very poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or northwest 3 or 4, veering north or northwest 4 or 5 later. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later. Rain or drizzle with fog patches becoming fair later. Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good later.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

24 hour forecast: South 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5, then veering west 3 or 4 later. Smooth or slight at first and again later in east, otherwise slight or moderate. Fair then rain or drizzle. Good, becoming moderate or poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West 3 or 4, veering northwest 5 or 6 later. Smooth or slight until later in east, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later in north. Occasional rain for a time. Good, occasionally moderate.


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

24 hour forecast: Southerly 3 or 4, backing southeasterly 4 or 5, then veering westerly 3 or 4 later. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time. Fair then rain or drizzle. Good becoming moderate or poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly 3 or 4, veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later. Moderate in northwest, otherwise smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later. Occasional rain for a time. Good, occasionally moderate.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South 3 or 4, backing southeast 5 or 6, then veering southwest 4 or 5 later. Moderate or rough. Fair then rain or drizzle. Good, becoming moderate or poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 4 or 5, veering west or northwest 5 or 6. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later. Occasional rain for a time. Good, occasionally moderate.


The Minch - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 or 6 for a time. Smooth or slight in central areas, otherwise moderate. Fair then rain or drizzle. Good, becoming moderate or poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 4 or 5 veering west 5 or 6 later. Smooth or slight in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough. Occasional rain, becoming fair. Good, occasionally poor at first.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 or 6 for a time. Moderate or rough. Fair then rain or drizzle. Good, becoming moderate or poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 4 or 5 veering west 5 or 6 later. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later. Occasional rain, becoming fair. Good, occasionally poor at first.


Shetland Isles

24 hour forecast: West backing southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight in sheltered east. Showers. Good.

For Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Valid Sunday 18 Feb 2018 at 0600 UTC until Sunday 18 Feb 2018 at 1800 UTC

General situation: A weak ridge of high pressure will cross Shetland waters on Sunday with a trough of low pressure approaching from the southwest on Sunday night.

Forecast: Southwest 4 or 5 backing south 3 or 4 Moderate or rough but slight to the east of Shetland Showers at first Good

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Sunday 18 Feb until 0600 UTC on Monday 19 Feb: Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4 occasionally 5 in south later Moderate or rough but slight to the east of Shetland Rain in southwest later. Good occasionally moderate in southwest later


Channel Islands - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southerly 4 to 5, locally 6 mid channel, decreasing 3 to 4 by evening, becoming cyclonic variable 2 to 4 by midnight. Slight in the south to moderate in the north, decreasing smooth or slight this evening. Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming more persistent by late afternoon, mist and fog patches especially from evening. Moderate to good, occasionally moderate to poor, locally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Cyclonic variable 2 to 4, gradually becoming northwest to north 4 to 5 by late afternoon, occasionally 6 from evening. Smooth or slight, increasing slight to moderate this afternoon, occasionally rather rough overnight, with a swell. Occasional rain and drizzle with mist or fog patches. Moderate to poor, locally very poor.