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

A slow-moving area of low pressure near Norway will maintain the westerly or northwesterly winds across the United Kingdom today. Further wintry showers are expected in most areas.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north. Moderate or rough in north, otherwise slight or moderate. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Moderate or rough in north, otherwise slight or moderate. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast: West 3 to 5. Slight or moderate. Wintry showers in north. Good, occasionally poor in north.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight or moderate. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

24 hour forecast: West or northwest 3 to 5. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6 later. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Mainly good.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point

24 hour forecast: West or northwest 3 to 5. Slight or moderate. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming northwest 3 or 4, then backing west or southwest 4 to 6 later. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Mainly good.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Slight, occasionally moderate. Showers, occasionally wintry. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in south, then backing westerly or northwesterly 3 to 5 later. Slight or moderate. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in east, backing southerly 5 or 6 later. Slight or moderate. Rain or wintry showers later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Cyclonic, becoming northerly or northwesterly later, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Rain or wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwest 3 to 5, backing south or southwest 4 to 6 later. Slight or moderate. Rain or wintry showers later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West or southwest veering north or northwest, 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or less later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough offshore. Showers, fair later. Good, occasionally moderate until later.


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

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly 3 to 5, backing westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6 in west and later in east, increasing 7 or perhaps gale 8 at times later in west. Slight or moderate in lyme bay, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near Isles of Scilly. Fair then rain or wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor except at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly veering northwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 at times in west, occasionally gale 8 at first in far west, becoming variable 3 or less later. Slight or moderate in lyme bay, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first west of the Lizard peninsula. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.


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

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly 3 to 5, backing southerly, then veering westerly later, 4 to 6, increasing 7 or perhaps gale 8 later in far southwest. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far southwest and later in west, becoming very rough at times later in far southwest. Fair then rain or wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor except at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly veering northerly or northwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in southwest, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in far southwest. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.


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

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly, backing southerly or southwesterly, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming cyclonic 4 to 6 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near St Davids Head. Occasional rain or showers, wintry at times. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Cyclonic becoming northeasterly, then backing westerly later, 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near St Davids Head. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.


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

24 hour forecast: Northwest 5 or 6, backing west 3 or 4, then backing southeast 4 to 6 later. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southeast 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming west 5 or 6 later. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in south. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.


Isle of Man - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwest 5 or 6, backing west 3 or 4, then backing southeast 3 to 5 later. Slight, occasionally moderate at first. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southeast 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming west 4 to 6 later. Slight, occasionally moderate. Wintry showers at first. Good, occasionally poor at first.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

24 hour forecast: West or northwest, backing southwest, 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest at first, becoming smooth or slight later in southeast. Wintry showers. Good occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4, becoming southwest 3 or 4, then veering west 5 to 7 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.


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

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly backing southwesterly, 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in north Firth of Clyde, becoming smooth or slight later. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4, becoming westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in Firth of Clyde, becoming rough for a time near Mull of Kintyre. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwest backing west or southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first. Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest, veering northwest later, 3 to 5, increasing 6 for a time. Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.


The Minch - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest, veering northwest later, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and in far south. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West or southwest 4 to 6. Rough, occasionally very rough at first. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest, veering northwest later, 4 to 6. Rough, occasionally very rough. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.


Shetland Isles - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: West backing southwest 4 to 6, then backing south 3 or 4 later. Moderate or rough. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

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

Valid Saturday 23 Jan 2021 at 1200 UTC until Sunday 24 Jan 2021 at 0000 UTC

General situation: A low in the Norwegian Basin on Saturday morning will slowly fill as it moves southwest between the Faeroes and Shetland

Forecast: West backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first Rough, becoming moderate in southeast Wintry showers Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Sunday 24 Jan until 1200 UTC on Sunday 24 Jan: Southwest 4 or 5 backing south 3 or 4 Rough, but moderate in southeast. Wintry showers Good, occasionally poor.


Channel Islands - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northerly 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 at first, backing northwest this afternoon and decreasing 3 to 4 by early evening, backing west 2 to 4 around midnight then southwesterly 4 to 6 before dawn, perhaps occasionally 7, veering westerly during the morning. Slight to moderate with a low to moderate swell, increasing moderate to rather rough by morning, then rather rough to rough by midday. Isolated showers early afternoon rain in the west after midnight, spreading east by dawn, risk of sleet mainly near the french coast. Good, occasionally moderate, becoming moderate to poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly 4 to 6, occasionally 7, veering northwesterly around dusk, increasing 5 to 7 in the evening, decreasing 3 to 5 by dawn, backing west to southwest by midday. Rather rough to rough, locally very rough in the west in the evening, decreasing slight to moderate with a low to moderate swell by dawn. Scattered showers, with a risk of sleet or hail, dying out by Monday morning. Good, occasionally moderate, perhaps locally poor.