Inshore waters forecast and strong winds

Issued by the Met Office at

Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore
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General situation

Low pressure over the southern North Sea will remain slow moving for much of today, before moving away southeastwards overnight. The United Kingdom will remain in a very strong northerly airflow with the risk of severe gales and very rough seas developing along North Sea coasts. Lighter winds will develop across western areas during Saturday.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly veering northeasterly later, 5 to 7. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later in east. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later. Rough or very rough in east, otherwise moderate or rough. Mainly fair. Good.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North or northwest, 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later. Mainly fair. Good.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time. Rough or very rough. Occasional rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later. Very rough, becoming rough later. Showers. Good.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North or northwest 7 or gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later. Rough or very rough. Occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North 6 to gale 8. Rough or very rough. Occasional rain or showers. Moderate or good.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 until later. Rough or very rough, occasionally high in north, moderate or rough in south. Rain or thundery showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwesterly veering northerly 7 to severe gale 9, then northeasterly 4 to 6 later. Rough or very rough in north, moderate or rough in south. Occasional rain or showers. Moderate or good.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in far east. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far east. Showers in east. Good, occasionally moderate in east.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering northeasterly 4 to 6 later in east. Slight or moderate in west, otherwise moderate or rough occasionally very rough in far east. Showers. Good.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly 5 to 7. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough offshore. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good.


Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwest 6 to gale 8, veering north 4 to 6. Very rough becoming rough in far west, otherwise moderate or rough becoming slight later. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North 4 to 6, backing northwest 5 to 7. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good.


Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly 5 to 7, veering north 4 to 6. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northwest 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good.


St Davids Head to Great Orme Head, including St Georges Channel - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 5 or 6. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North 5 or 6, backing northwest 4 or 5 later. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.


Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in southwest. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northerly 4 to 6, decreasing 3 at times later in north. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Isle of Man - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northwest 3 to 5. Moderate, becoming slight. Fair. Good.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate. Showers at first. Good occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northwest 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or less later. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in east. Mainly fair. Good.


Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and North Channel - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, veering northerly 4 or 5 later. Moderate or rough at first in North Channel, otherwise slight or moderate. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Good.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwest 5 to 7, veering north 4 to 6. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good.


The Minch - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwest veering northeast, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north and far south until later. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeast 4 or 5, veering east or southeast 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwest veering northeast, 4 to 6. Rough, occasionally very rough for a time in far north, becoming moderate later in south. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeast 4 or 5, veering east or southeast 3 or 4. Moderate or rough. Fair. Good.


Shetland Isles - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly 3 to 5, veering northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough. Showers. Good.

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

Valid Friday 25 Sep 2020 at 1200 UTC until Saturday 26 Sep 2020 at 0000 UTC

General situation: Lows in the southern North Sea and Norwegian Sea maintain a northerly or northeasterly airstream over Shetland waters, which strengthens into Saturday as pressure builds across the Faeroes.

Forecast: Northerly or northeasterly 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later in east Rough but moderate in lee shelter to south of shetland Isolated showers Mainly good

Outlook for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Saturday 26 Sep until 1200 UTC on Saturday 26 Sep: Northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first in west Rough, becoming very rough in east, but moderate in lee shelter to south of shetland Isolated showers Mainly good


Channel Islands - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 5 to 6 by morning. Rough decreasing rather rough by morning. Isolated showers, dying out by Saturday morning. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northerly 4 to 5, occasionally 6, increasing 5 to 6 overnight. Rather rough, locally moderate with a low swell in the east Saturday afternoon and evening. Risk of showers from Saturday evening. Good, perhaps occasionally moderate.