Inshore waters forecast and strong winds

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Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore
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General situation

Low pressure to north of Scotland bringing strong winds and spells of rain across much of the north and west of the United Kingdom at first Wednesday. Low passing east with a ridge of high pressure building across United Kingdom from the west from later Wednesday, which declines southeast from later Thursday as Atlantic fronts spread from the northwest.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwesterly veering northerly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in north, backing northwesterly 2 to 4 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north. Squally showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwesterly 2 to 4, backing southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later in far north. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north. Mainly fair, occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast: Southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate. Fair, then showers later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwest backing southwesterly 2 to 4, occasionally 5 later. Slight occasionally moderate in far north. Mainly fair. Good.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 at first in south, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north. Slight occasionally moderate at first. Occasional rain at first. Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West 2 to 4. Slight. Fair. Good.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 3 or 4. Slight occasionally moderate at first. Rain at first. Good occasionally moderate at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West 2 or 3, occasionally 4 at first. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, backing westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less. Smooth or slight. Occasional rain at first. Good, occasionally moderate at first.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west. Slight. Occasional rain at first. Good, occasionally moderate at first.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southwest, veering north, then northeast later, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first. Moderate becoming slight later. Rain at times. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeast 3 to 5. Slight or moderate. Rain at first. Good, occasionally moderate at first.


Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: Northerly or northwesterly veering northeasterly later, 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west. Mainly fair. Good.


Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly backing northeasterly later 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in west. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in southwest. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in southwest. Mainly fair. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: Northwest 3 or 4. Slight, occasionally moderate in south. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less. Slight, occasionally moderate at first in south. Mainly fair. Good.


Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway

24 hour forecast: West or northwest 3 to 5. Slight. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time. Smooth or slight. Showers. Mainly good.


Isle of Man

24 hour forecast: West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Mainly slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or northwest 3 or 4. Slight. Fair. Good.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

24 hour forecast: Westerly veering northerly or northwesterly 3 to 5. Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate elsewhere. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwesterly 2 to 4, backing southwesterly 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in north. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.


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

24 hour forecast: Westerly veering northerly or northwesterly later 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Kintyre. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwesterly 2 to 4, backing southwesterly 3 to 5. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West veering north 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or less later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north. Showers squally at first. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 4 to 6, veering northwest 3 or 4 later in north. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.


The Minch - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West veering north 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or less later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and far south. Showers squally at first. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 5 to 7, veering west or northwest 2 to 4 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and at first in far south. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West veering north 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or less later. Rough or very rough. Showers squally at first. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 5 to 7, veering west or northwest 2 to 4 later. Rough occasionally very rough later. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.


Shetland Isles - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwest veering north 4 to 6, backing west or northwest 3 or 4 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest. Showers, becoming mainly fair later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

Valid Wednesday 25 Nov 2020 at 0600 UTC until Wednesday 25 Nov 2020 at 1800 UTC

General situation: A trough of low pressure will move southeast across Shetland Waters on Wednesday. Ridge of high pressure will follow on Wednesday night

Forecast: Southwest veering north 4 or 5 occasionally 6 later Moderate or rough becoming very rough in northwest later Showers Moderate or good

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Wednesday 25 Nov until 0600 UTC on Thursday 26 Nov: North 5 or 6 backing west or northwest 3 or 4 Moderate or rough but very rough in northwest at first Mainly fair Good


Channel Islands - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southerly 4 to 6, occasionally 7, veering northwest to north 3 to 4 by mid-afternoon, locally variable 1 to 3, further veering northeast to east by midnight, occasionally 5 later. Slight to moderate, with a low to moderate swell. Occasional rain or showers, perhaps locally heavy risk of mist or fog patches near the french coast at first and again overnight. Good, occasionally moderate, perhaps locally poor or very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeast to east 3 to 5, locally variable 1 to 3. Slight to moderate, with a low to moderate swell. Occasional rain or showers risk of mist or fog patches near the french coast at first and again overnight. Good, occasionally moderate, perhaps locally poor or very poor.