Inshore waters forecast and strong winds

Issued by the Met Office at

Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore
to

General situation

High pressure centred over northern and eastern parts of the United Kingdom will maintain settled conditions across the inshore waters areas during the next couple of days.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly east or southeast 2 to 4, occasionally 5 later near Cape Wrath. Slight or moderate to the north and west of Orkney, otherwise smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4 near Orkney, otherwise east veering southeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 or 3 later. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in north. Fair. Good.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, becoming mainly east or northeast 2 to 4. Mainly slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: East or southeast 2 to 4, becoming variable 3 or less. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly northeast 2 to 4, becoming east 3 or 4 later. Slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: East 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later, then becoming northeast 2 to 4 later. Slight. Fair. Good, occasionally moderate.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point

24 hour forecast: Southeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming easterly 3 or 4 later. Slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly backing northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in south. Slight. Fair. Good, occasionally moderate.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

24 hour forecast: Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 at times in north. Slight, occasionally smooth. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly or northeasterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 near North Foreland. Slight, becoming slight or moderate. Showers later. Good.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Slight, occasionally moderate. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first in east. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: East 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: East or northeast 5 or 6. Moderate, occasionally rough later in far south. Fair. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: Easterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times in west. Moderate, occasionally rough later west of the Lizard peninsula. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times in west and offshore. Moderate or rough. Fair. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: East or southeast 4 to 6, increasing 7 at times near Lands End. Slight, occasionally moderate in south and west, becoming rough at times later near Lands End. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: East 4 to 6, occasionally 7 near Lands End. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far southwest. Fair. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: Easterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 near St Davids Head, becoming variable 2 to 4 at times in north. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near st david's head. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly or northeasterly 3 to 5. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near st david's head and later in west. Fair. Good.


Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway

24 hour forecast: Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 at times near shore, increasing 5 at times later in north. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly or northeasterly, veering southeasterly for a time, 3 to 5. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Isle of Man

24 hour forecast: Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly or southeasterly, backing northeasterly for a time, 3 or 4. Slight. Fair. Good.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

24 hour forecast: Easterly or southeasterly 3 to 5. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly or southeasterly 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 at times in North Channel. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: Variable 2 to 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in north. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 3 to 5 for a time. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

24 hour forecast: Variable, becoming easterly or southeasterly, 2 to 4, occasionally 5 later. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in west. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly or southeasterly, becoming variable at times, 2 to 4, occasionally 5 at first in south. Slight or moderate in west, otherwise smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


The Minch

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly east, 2 to 4, becoming east 4 or 5 for a time. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far north. Mainly fair. Moderate or good.

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


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly east, 2 to 4, becoming east 4 or 5 for a time. Good, occasionally moderate at first. Mainly fair. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, mainly east or northeast, 2 to 4. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.


Shetland Isles

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly north or northwest, 2 to 4. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.

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

Valid Friday 23 Apr 2021 at 1200 UTC until Saturday 24 Apr 2021 at 0000 UTC

General situation: High pressure to the north and west of Shetland with a slightly unstable, generally northerly flow over Shetland waters.

Forecast: Variable, mainly north or northwest, 2 to 4 Slight or moderate Isolated showers Good

Outlook for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Saturday 24 Apr until 1200 UTC on Saturday 24 Apr: Variable, mainly north or northeast, 2 to 4 Slight or moderate Isolated showers Good


Channel Islands - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Easterly 4 to 6, with occasional gusts to 35kt, perhaps occasionally 3 in the far southeast of the area. Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough mid-channel. Fine. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: East to northeast 4 to 6, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps with gusts to 40kt. Slight in the far southeast otherwise moderate to rather rough, increasing rough in the far northwest by evening. Fair or fine. Good, perhaps occasionally moderate.