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 United Kingdom will lie in a strong westerly airflow with gales continuing across some northern areas. Further showers are expected in the north and west, these squally in at times. A squally cold front moves steadily south-eastwards through Friday.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time in south. Rough or very rough to the west and north of Orkney and slight or moderate in Moray Firth, but elsewhere moderate or rough. Rain then squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly for a time, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first. Slight or moderate to the south and east of Orkney, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 to 6 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north. Rain then squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later. Slight or moderate. Showers, rain for a time. Good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Slight or moderate. Rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 3 later. Slight or moderate. Rain then showers. Moderate or good.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southwesterly, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in Thames estuary. Rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in Thames estuary. Rain for a time at first. Good, occasionally moderate at first.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Slight or moderate. Rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering westerly or northwesterly 3 to 5, decreasing 2 to 4 later. Slight or moderate. Rain then showers. Good, occasionally moderate.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Slight or moderate. Showers later. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest veering west or northwest, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.


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

24 hour forecast: Westerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7 later. Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west. Showers later. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 4 to 6, veering west or northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Moderate or rough in west, slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight later in east. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.


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

24 hour forecast: Southwest, veering west or northwest later, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Moderate or rough in west, slight or moderate in east. Showers, rain later. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or northwest 4 to 6, decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west. Showers. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, decreasing 4 to 6 later. Moderate or rough. Showers, rain later. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 4 to 6, veering northwest 3 to 5, backing southwest later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later. Showers. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later. Moderate or rough. Showers or rain. Good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 to 5 later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate. Squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.


Isle of Man - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later. Moderate, occasionally rough. Showers or rain. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 to 5 later. Moderate, occasionally rough at first. Squally showers. Good, occasionally moderate.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southwest, veering west later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north. Squally showers, rain for a time. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 to 5 later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate in south later. Squally 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: Southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later. Moderate or rough. Squally showers, rain for a time. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or southwesterly, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 to 5 later. Moderate or rough in North Channel, slight or moderate elsewhere. Squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time. Moderate or rough in eastern shelter, otherwise rough or very rough. Squally showers, rain for a time. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or northwest, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 to 5 later. Rough or very rough until later in west, otherwise moderate or rough. Squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.


The Minch - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 to 7 later. Moderate, but rough or very rough in far north and south. Rain then squally showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or northwest, backing southwest later, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate. Squally showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 to 7 later. Rough or very rough. Rain then squally showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or northwest, backing southwest later, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first. Rough or very rough. Squally showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Shetland Isles - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southwest, veering west later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later. Rough or very rough in north west and south, but moderate or rough in east. Squally showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

For Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland - Strong wind warning

Valid Thursday 06 Oct 2022 at 1800 UTC until Friday 07 Oct 2022 at 0600 UTC

General situation: A deep area of low pressure will be centred in the Norwegian Sea during Thursday and Friday.

Forecast: Southwest 6 to gale 8 Rough or very rough Showers Mainly good

Outlook for 12 Hours from 0600 UTC on Friday 07 Oct until 1800 UTC on Friday 07 Oct: Southwest 6 to gale 8 veering west 5 to 7 Rough or very rough Showers Mainly good


Channel Islands - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Variable 1 to 3 until later in the in the southeast of the area, otherwise west to southwest 3 to 5, perhaps 6 later mid channel. Smooth or slight with a low and diminishing swell, becoming moderate to rather rough, occasionally rough later in the far north of the area. Risk of isolated showers in the far north of the area by dawn, then occasional rain later in the far northwest of the area. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly 4 to 6, veering northwesterly 4 to 5 in the evening, veering northerly 2 to 3 later, then becoming variable 1 to 3, locally calm. Moderate to rather rough, occasionally rough at first in the far north of the area, decreasing smooth or slight overnight with a low swell for a time. Occasional rain for a time during the evening, then a risk of showers. Good, occasionally moderate.