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 across the south will decline as active Atlantic fronts move over northern and some western areas. These fronts will tend to weaken as they drift east later on Wednesday.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwesterly 3 to 5, backing southerly or southeasterly 4 to 6 for a time, occasionally 7 for a time near Rattray Head. Moderate, occasionally slight west and north of Orkney, otherwise smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough in far east. Showers then rain at times. Good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering west 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far east, becoming smooth in Moray Firth. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwest 3 or 4, backing south 5 to 7, then veering southwest 5 or 6 later. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate, then occasionally rough later in north. Fair then rain at times. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later. Rough at first near Rattray Head, otherwise moderate, becoming mainly slight later. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7. Smooth, becoming slight or moderate. Fair then occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwest 3 or 4, backing south 5 or 6. Smooth, becoming slight, occasionally moderate later. Fair, then occasional rain in north. Good, occasionally moderate later in north.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later. Slight, occasionally moderate until later. Occasional rain, mainly in north. Good, occasionally moderate in north.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Variable 2 to 4, becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6. Smooth, becoming slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in later in shelter. Mainly fair. Good.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Variable 2 to 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in east. Slight, occasionally smooth until later. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east, backing southerly 3 or 4 later. Mainly slight. Fair. Good.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

24 hour forecast: Northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 3 to 5. Slight, occasionally smooth, then occasionally moderate later. Fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later. Slight, occasionally moderate. Occasional drizzle. Good, occasionally moderate in west.


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

24 hour forecast: Northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Smooth or slight, becoming mainly moderate. Occasional rain later. Mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later. Moderate, occasionally slight in Lyme Bay, but occasionally rough for a time west of The Lizard. Occasional drizzle. Good, occasionally poor.


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

24 hour forecast: Northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 near pembrokeshire. Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough near Pembrokeshire. Occasional rain later. Mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 near Pembrokeshire, decreasing 3 or 4 later. Moderate, occasionally rough. Occasional drizzle. Good, occasionally poor.


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

24 hour forecast: Southwest 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later near Anglesey. Slight, becoming moderate or rough. Fair then occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly or southwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 near Anglesey, decreasing 3 or 4 later. Moderate, occasionally rough, becoming slight east of Anglesey. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


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

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in west. Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough. Fair then occasional rain. Good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5 later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight, occasionally moderate later. Rain at times. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Isle of Man - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7, then occasionally 5 later. Slight, becoming moderate or rough. Fair then rain. Good, becoming moderate or poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later. Moderate, occasionally rough until later. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southerly 3 or 4, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in east, then veering southwesterly 4 to 6 later. Slight at first in east and later in shelter, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough. Rain at times. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 4 to 6, veering west 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough until later in southeast. Occasional rain, fair later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor until later.


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

24 hour forecast: Southerly 3 or 4, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time, then veering southwesterly 4 or 5 later. Smooth or slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough for a time in south. Fair then rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering westerly 3 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in south. Rain until later. Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South 3 or 4, increasing 6 or 7, veering southwest 4 to 6 later. Slight at first in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough. Rain at times. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first. Rough at first offshore, otherwise moderate, occasionally slight later in shelter. Occasional rain or drizzle, frontal. Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.


The Minch - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwest 4 or 5, backing south or southeast 6 to gale 8 for a time. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in far south. Rain at times, fog patches later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but occasionally very poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 4 or 5. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth later in central areas. Occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches until later. Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwest 4 or 5, backing south or southeast 6 to gale 8 for a time. Moderate, occasionally rough south and west of the Outer Hebrides. Rain at times, fog patches later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but occasionally very poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 4 or 5. Mainly moderate. Occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches until later. Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.


Shetland Isles - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwesterly backing southerly or southeasterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later in southwest. Moderate or rough, but occasionally slight until later east of Shetland. Showers, rain later, fog patches later in west. Moderate or good, occasionally poor, then occasionally very poor later in west.

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

Valid Tuesday 04 Aug 2020 at 0000 UTC until Tuesday 04 Aug 2020 at 1200 UTC

General situation: A developing Atlantic low will become centred to the south of Iceland on Tuesday with the associated weather fronts pushing into Shetland waters.

Forecast: Southwesterly backing southerly or southeasterly, 4 or 5 Moderate, but slight east of Shetland Showers Mainly good

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1200 UTC on Tuesday 04 Aug until 0000 UTC on Wednesday 05 Aug: Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 increasing 6 or 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later in southwest Moderate or rough, but slight at first east of Shetland Rain. Mist or fog patches later in west Moderate or good, occasionally poor. Very poor at times later in west.


Channel Islands

24 hour forecast: Northwest 2 to 3, locally 4, backing west to southwest by midday, and then in the north of the area backing southwest 4 to 5 during the afternoon, whilst in the far south becoming variable 1 to 3. Slight, occasionally smooth in the south, increasing moderate in the northwest during the evening, with a low swell. Fair or fine. Good or very good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 3 to 5, locally variable 1 to 2 south of Jersey, then generally becoming south to southwest 3 to 4 by dawn. Slight, occasionally moderate in the northwest, locally smooth in southeast, with a low swell. Risk of patchy drizzle and mist in the northwest of the area. Good, perhaps locally moderate or poor in the northwest.