Inshore waters forecast and strong winds

Issued by the Met Office at

Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore
to

General situation

The British inshore waters will lie in a light and variable airflow during the next 24 hours.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

24 hour forecast: South or southeast 2 to 4, occasionally 5 at first near Rattray Head, becoming variable 3 or less. Smooth or slight. Fair then showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less becoming south or southeast 2 to 4, occasionally 5 near Aberdeenshire. Smooth or slight. Showers, perhaps thundery for a time. Good, occasionally poor.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast: Variable mainly south 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Smooth or slight. Showers for a time. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 1 to 3 backing south or southeast 3 to 5. Smooth or slight. Fair then showers. Good.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southeast 3 to 5 for a time. Slight. Showers for a time. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less becoming south or southeast 3 to 5. Slight, occasionally moderate later. Thundery showers for a time. Good, occasionally moderate.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less becoming southeast 3 or 4, then veering south later. Slight. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South 3 or 4 backing southeast 4 or 5. Slight, occasionally smooth at first. Showers, perhaps thundery, becoming fair later. Good, occasionally moderate.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less becoming easterly or southeasterly 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly or northeasterly 2 to 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, then veering southerly or southeasterly later. Smooth or slight. Showers, perhaps thundery, becoming fair later. Good, occasionally moderate.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first. Smooth, occasionally slight. Showers then fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less becoming southwesterly 2 to 4. Smooth, occasionally slight. Mainly fair. Good.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 3 or 4 for a time. Smooth, occasionally slight. Showers then fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 or less becoming southwest 2 to 4, then backing south later. Smooth, occasionally slight. Mainly fair. Good.


Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first. Smooth or slight in east, slight throughout in west. Showers, becoming fair later. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less becoming south or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Smooth or slight in east, but in west slight, becoming moderate later to the west of Lizard Point. Fair then showers. Good.


Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first. Smooth or slight. Showers, becoming fair later. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less becoming west or southwest 2 to 4, then backing south 3 or 4 later. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later in west. Fair then showers, perhaps thundery in Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary. Good, occasionally moderate in Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary.


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

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first in north. Smooth, occasionally slight. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less becoming west or southwest 2 to 4, then backing south 3 to 5 later. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later. Showers later, perhaps thundery. Good, occasionally moderate later.


Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Smooth, occasionally slight. Showers, becoming fair later. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less becoming southerly 2 to 4, occasionally 5 later in north. Smooth or slight. Fair then showers, perhaps thundery. Good, occasionally moderate.


Isle of Man

24 hour forecast: Southwest backing south, 2 to 4. Smooth, occasionally slight. Showers, becoming fair later. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later. Slight, occasionally smooth at first and moderate later. Showers later. Good, occasionally moderate later.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

24 hour forecast: Variable mainly southwest 3 or less becoming south or southeast 2 to 4. Smooth, occasionally slight. Showers, becoming fair later. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east, but becoming variable 2 at times in far north. Slight, occasionally smooth at first. Fair then thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate.


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

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less becoming southerly or southwesterly 2 to 4. Smooth, occasionally slight. Showers for a time at first. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly or southwesterly 3 to 5. Smooth or slight, becoming slight later. Fair then showers, perhaps thundery. Good, occasionally moderate.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

24 hour forecast: Variable, becoming south or southeast later, 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Smooth or slight. Showers then fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 at times later. Slight, occasionally smooth at first. Fair then showers, perhaps thundery. Good, occasionally moderate.


The Minch

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 at times. Smooth or slight. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 3 to 5, becoming cyclonic 1 to 3 later. Smooth or slight. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 at times in north. Slight, occasionally smooth between Barra and Canna, and also near Sutherland. Showers. Good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 3 to 5, becoming cyclonic 1 to 3 later. Slight, occasionally moderate to the west of the Outer Hebrides. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.


Shetland Isles

24 hour forecast: Southwest 2 or 3 backing south 3 or 4. Slight. Mainly fair. Good.

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

Valid Tuesday 03 Aug 2021 at 0600 UTC until Tuesday 03 Aug 2021 at 1800 UTC

General situation: Shallow low near Iceland holding a slack south to southwest flow over your location.

Forecast: South or southwest 2 to 4 Slight Mainly fair Good

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Tuesday 03 Aug until 0600 UTC on Wednesday 04 Aug: South 2 to 4 Slight Mainly fair Good


Channel Islands

24 hour forecast: Westerly 2 to 4, locally variable 1 to 3, becoming easterly or variable 2 or 3 overnight. Smooth or slight. Isolated showers. Good, locally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly or variable 1 to 3, becoming southerly. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.