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

The northwesterly wind currently affecting most of the United Kingdom will steadily ease as pressure builds from the southwest.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, backing southwest 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 near Cape Wrath. Rough or very rough to the west and north of Orkney, elsewhere moderate or rough, but mostly slight in the inner Moray Firth. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest. Fair. Good.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or northwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first, backing southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate or rough near Rattray Head, but elsewhere slight or moderate. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwesterly 5 to 7. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or northwest 4 to 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate, but rough for a time in far south. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or northwest 4 to 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly backing northerly later, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 for a time in south. Mainly slight or moderate, but smooth or slight in Thames estuary. Isolated showers for a time. Mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, mainly northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in south. Fair. Good.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northerly or northwesterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in east. Smooth or slight. Isolated showers for a time. Mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, mainly northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

24 hour forecast: North 3 or 4, occasionally 5 offshore. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, mainly northerly 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: Northeast 3 to 5, decreasing 1 or 2 for a time. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in sheltered bays. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: East or northeast 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

24 hour forecast: Northeast 3 to 5, decreasing 1 or 2 for a time and becoming variable in Bristol Channel. Mainly slight, but moderate Atlantic swell in west. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less. Smooth or slight, but still a moderate Atlantic swell in west for a time. Fair. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: Variable 2 to 4. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 3 to 5. Slight. Fair. Good.


Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly westerly in north, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 3 to 5. Slight. Fair. Good.


Isle of Man

24 hour forecast: Variable, becoming mainly southwesterly 3 to 5. Smooth or slight. Mainly fair, but showers for a time. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 3 to 5. Slight. Fair. Good.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwest backing southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate or rough at first in far north, otherwise mainly slight, but becoming smooth in east. Mainly fair, but showers for a time, mainly in north. Good, occasionally moderate in north.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest. Fair. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 to 5, perhaps 6 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near the Mull of Kintyre, then becoming smooth or slight in shelter. Isolated showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 near Mull of Kintyre. Moderate or rough, but slight in shelter. Fair. Good.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwest backing southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate. Isolated showers. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 for a time. Rough or very rough, but slight or moderate in shelter. Fair. Good.


The Minch - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 to 6, backing south or southwest 5 to 7. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later. Fair. Good.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 to 6, backing south or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later. Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Moderate, occasionally good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later. Rough or very rough, occasionally high later. Fair. Good.


Shetland Isles - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwest backing southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time. Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time in north, but becoming moderate at times in east. Showers. Moderate or good.

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

Valid Saturday 18 Jan 2020 at 1800 UTC until Sunday 19 Jan 2020 at 0600 UTC

General situation: Deep low to north gradually moving northeast with a ridge of high pressure toppling across the UK on Sunday allowing weather fronts to push into Shetland later.

Forecast: Northwest 6 to gale 8 backing west 4 or 5 Very rough, occasionally high in north becoming mainly rough, but moderate in shelter east of shetland Showers Good occasionally moderate

Outlook for 12 Hours from 0600 UTC on Sunday 19 Jan until 1800 UTC on Sunday 19 Jan: Westerly 4 or 5 backing southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in west Rough becoming very rough in west, but moderate in shelter east of shetland Showers at first, rain later Good occasionally moderate, perhaps poor later


Channel Islands - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northeasterly 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 in the south of the area this evening, perhaps locally 3 in the north of the area tomorrow. Slight, occasionally moderate in the north and west of the area, with a low swell. Fair or fine. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeasterly 3 to 5, decreasing 2 to 4 by Monday morning. Slight, with a low and decreasing swell. Fair or fine. Good.