Inshore waters forecast and strong winds

Issued by the Met Office at

Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore
to

General situation

A ridge of high pressure remains dominant over much of the United Kingdom during the next couple of days. An Atlantic front will approach northwest Scotland on Tuesday.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

24 hour forecast: South or southeast, 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far northwest. Fog patches in east. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in east.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4, becoming north or northeast, 4 to 6 later. Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in north. Fog patches, occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly south, 2 to 5, occasionally 5 near Rattray Head. Smooth or slight. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, mainly south, 2 to 4, becoming north or northeast 3 to 5 later. Smooth or slight. Fog patches at first, rain later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly east, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fog patches at times. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4 later. Smooth or slight. Fog patches at times, showers later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point

24 hour forecast: East or northeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near Gibraltar Point. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeast backing north, 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later. Smooth or slight. Showers later. Good, occasionally poor.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

24 hour forecast: Easterly or northeasterly, 3 to 5. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first near North Foreland. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northerly or northeasterly, 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less later. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time in east. Slight, occasionally moderate. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

24 hour forecast: East or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time. Slight, occasionally moderate offshore, becoming smooth or slight later. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: East or northeast, 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: East or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, mainly northeast, 2 to 4. Slight or moderate in far southwest, otherwise smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

24 hour forecast: East or northeast, 3 to 5. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in far west. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northeast, becoming variable at times, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: East, backing north or northeast, 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northeast, becoming variable, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway

24 hour forecast: East or southeast, 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4, becoming northwest, 2 to 5 later. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Isle of Man

24 hour forecast: East or southeast, 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4, becoming northwest, 2 to 5 later. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly southeast, 2 to 4. Moderate at times in far northwest, otherwise smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming north or northwest, 4 to 6 later. Smooth or slight. Showers and fog patches later in north. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later in north.


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

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly southeasterly in North Channel, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming westerly or northwesterly 4 to 6 later. Smooth or slight. Showers and fog patches later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later in North Channel.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly southeasterly, 2 to 4, occasionally 5 in southwest at first. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, 2 to 4, becoming north 4 to 6 later. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later. Showers and fog patches later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.


The Minch

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly south, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming northeasterly, 5 to 7 later. Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later. Mainly fair then occasional rain with fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly south, 2 to 4. Slight, occasionally moderate at first. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming northeasterly, 5 to 7 later. Slight, increasing moderate later. Mainly fair then occasional rain with fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.


Shetland Isles

24 hour forecast: South, 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

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

Valid Monday 01 Jun 2020 at 0000 UTC until Monday 01 Jun 2020 at 1200 UTC

General situation: Pressure remains high across Scandinavia and the Northern North Sea.

Forecast: South 3 to 5. Slight, occasionally moderate in west. Fog patches later. Good, occasionally very poor later.

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1200 UTC on Monday 01 Jun until 0000 UTC on Tuesday 02 Jun: South 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 2 or 3. Mainly slight, occasionally moderate at first in west, and becoming smooth just east of shetland. Fog patches. Good, occasionally very poor.


Channel Islands

24 hour forecast: East to northeast 4 to 5, locally 3 at times. Slight to moderate, with a low swell. Fine. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeasterly 3 to 4, occasionally 5, backing northerly during the evening. Slight, locally smooth later. Fair or fine. Good.