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

Low pressure over the norwegian basin will maintain strong winds and showers across the coastal waters, with a risk of thunder in some areas, before a ridge builds over the British Isles later on Tuesday with winds easing off and more settled weather expected.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 to 6, veering northwest 4 or 5 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in northwest and smooth later in inner Moray Firth. Showers, thundery at times. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southeast 4 or 5 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in inner Moray Firth. Showers. Good.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwest 4 to 6, veering west 3 to 5. Slight, occasionally moderate offshore, becoming smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in northeast. Showers, thundery at times. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southwest 3 to 5 later. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in northeast. Showers. Good.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Smooth or slight. Showers, thundery at times. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southwest later. Slight, occasionally smooth near shore. Showers, some thundery. Good, occasionally moderate.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Smooth or slight. Showers, thundery at times. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southwest later. Smooth or slight. Showers, some thundery. Good, occasionally moderate.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in south, veering westerly 4 or 5 later. Slight, occasionally moderate at first and smooth later. Showers, thundery at times. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly 3 to 5, backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later. Smooth or slight. Showers. Good.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in east, veering westerly 4 or 5 later. Moderate becoming slight later. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly, backing southwesterly, 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3 later. Slight, occasionally smooth later. Showers. Good.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Slight or moderate becoming slight. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Slight, occasionally smooth later. Showers. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in west and smooth later in shelter. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter. Showers. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Moderate, occasionally rough at first in southwest and slight in Bristol Channel. Showers, thundery at first. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later. Showers. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Showers, some thundery. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West backing southwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 until later. Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight. Showers. Good.


Isle of Man - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 3 or 4. Moderate becoming slight or moderate. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later. Slight or moderate. Showers, thundery later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 4 or 5, backing southeast 3 to 5, veering south or southwest later. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight. Showers, some thundery at first. Good, occasionally moderate at first.


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

24 hour forecast: Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later. Slight or moderate. Showers, some thundery. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly, backing southerly or southeasterly, 3 to 5, veering southwesterly later. Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight. Showers. Good.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough until later in west. Showers, thundery later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 to 6, veering southwest, backing south later. Slight or moderate. Showers, some thundery at first. Good, occasionally moderate at first.


The Minch - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West 4 to 6, veering northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 4 or less later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north and smooth in central areas. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 4 or less, becoming southeast 4 to 6, veering south or southwest later. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in central areas. Showers. Good.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West 4 to 6, veering northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 4 or less later. Moderate or rough becoming moderate. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 4 or less, becoming southeast 4 to 6, veering south or southwest later. Moderate. Showers. Good.


Shetland Isles - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in south, veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later. Moderate, but slight in shelter in east, becoming rough later in west. Showers. Good.

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

Valid Monday 19 Aug 2019 at 0600 UTC until Monday 19 Aug 2019 at 1800 UTC

General situation: Area of low pressure centred just north of Shetland at start of period will drift away northwards during Monday

Forecast: Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 occasionally 6 in southeast at first Moderate Showers Mainly good

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Monday 19 Aug until 0600 UTC on Tuesday 20 Aug: West or northwest 5 or 6 occasionally 4 at first Moderate or rough Showers Mainly good


Channel Islands - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Westerly 4 to 5, locally 6 at times until midday, veering west to northwest by evening, then northwest 3 to 4 overnight. Occasionally rather rough in the northwest until midday, otherwise slight to moderate. Scattered showers, becoming more isolated during the afternoon, dying out overnight. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northwest 3 to 4, decreasing 2 to 3 by evening, then backing southwest overnight. Slight, occasionally smooth, with a low swell. Risk of isolated showers at first. Good, perhaps locally moderate.