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

Areas of low pressure will be embedded within a southwesterly airflow across the United Kingdom, bringing gales and severe gales to some areas.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Cyclonic, becoming south, 4 to 6 occasionally 7 at first. Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, rough or very rough west of Orkney. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South, becoming cyclonic, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first. Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first west of Orkney. Showers. Good.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, veering westerly 4 to 6, then backing southerly 4 or 5 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in north. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly, veering southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, backing south later. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South, veering southwest, 4 to 6 occasionally 7 at first. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later in south. Showers. Good.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 4 to 6, veering west 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 to 7 later. Slight or moderate. Showers, rain at first. Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 2 to 4 later. Moderate becoming slight, occasionally smooth later. Showers. Good.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing southerly 5 to 7 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first. Showers, rain at first. Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly, veering southwesterly, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less later. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first. Showers, rain later in south. Good, becoming poor later in south.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwesterly, veering westerly for a time, gale 8 or severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7 later. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time. Squally showers, thundery rain at first. Good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, backing northeasterly later. Rough, becoming slight or moderate. Squally showers, rain later. Good, becoming poor later.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West, backing southwest, gale 8 or severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7 later. Very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Squally showers, rain at first in east. Good, occasionally poor at first in east.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, backing northeast later. Rough, becoming slight or moderate. Showers, rain later in east. Good, becoming poor later in east.


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

24 hour forecast: West, backing southwest, gale 8 or severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7 later. Rough or very rough, occasionally high in far west. Squally showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later. Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first near the Isles of Scilly, becoming slight or moderate in east. Squally showers. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: West, backing southwest, gale 8 or severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7 later. Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first. Squally showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later. Very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Squally showers. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: West 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first near St Davids Head, backing southwest 6 to gale 8. Rough or very rough, but slight or moderate at first in north. Squally showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later. Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate. Squally showers. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: Westerly 4 to 6, backing southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Slight or moderate, becoming rough later. Rain or showers. Good occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 later in south. Rough, becoming slight or moderate. Rain or showers. Good occasionally poor.


Isle of Man - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West 5 or 6, backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Mainly moderate. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 6 or 7, occasionally 5 at first. Moderate occasionally rough. Rain or showers, fair later. Good occasionally moderate.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Westerly or southwesterly, becoming cyclonic later, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough. Rain or showers. Good occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Cyclonic, becoming southwesterly, 4 to 6, increasing 7 for a time in north. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough. Rain or showers. Good occasionally poor.


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

24 hour forecast: Westerly or southwesterly, becoming cyclonic later, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough. Rain or showers. Good occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Cyclonic, becoming southwesterly, 4 to 6, increasing 7 for a time. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough. Rain or showers. Good occasionally poor.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or northwest 4, increasing 5 or 6, backing southwest 4 to 6. Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in shelter. Rain or showers. Good occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest, veering northwest later, 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough. Rain or showers. Good occasionally poor.


The Minch - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West, backing southwest ,4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, backing south 5 to 7 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South, becoming cyclonic, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first. Showers, occasional rain. Good occasionally moderate.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West, backing southwest ,4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, backing south 5 to 7 later. Very rough, becoming high for a time in north. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South, becoming cyclonic, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first. Very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Showers, occasional rain. Good occasionally moderate.


Shetland Isles

24 hour forecast: Southeast, veering southwest, 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less for a time. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in east. Showers, occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

Valid Sunday 15 Dec 2019 at 0000 UTC until Sunday 15 Dec 2019 at 1200 UTC

General situation: Complex low extending from northwest Scotland, through the Norwegian Basin during the forecast period.

Forecast: South or southeast 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far west Showers Mainly good

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1200 UTC on Sunday 15 Dec until 0000 UTC on Monday 16 Dec: Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 3 to 5 later Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far west Showers Good occasionally moderate


Channel Islands - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, backing southwesterly 5 to 7 by midday, locally 4 near sheltered coasts. Rough to very rough, locally moderate to rather rough in the southeast. Occasional rain or showers, locally heavy. Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 to 5 by dawn, backing south to southeast 2 to 4 by late morning, locally variable 1 to 3 during the afternoon, becoming northeast 4 to 5 by midnight. Rough to very rough in the northwest, moderate to rather rough in the southeast, becoming generally slight to moderate during the morning, with a moderate swell. Occasional showers, locally heavy, mostly clearing by mid-morning outbreaks of rain, spreading from the southeast, from midday, becoming persistent and heavy at times. Good, occasionally moderate to poor.