Inshore waters forecast and strong winds

Issued by the Met Office at

Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore
to

General situation

A slow-moving area of low pressure to the west of Ireland will maintain unsettled and showery conditions throughout this period. Winds may reach gale force at times around some Irish Sea coastlines this afternoon.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: East or southeast, becoming cyclonic, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in Moray Firth. Rain or showers, fog patches developing. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeasterly in northwest, southerly in southeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far north. Showers, fog patches developing later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in the Firth of Forth. Showers, perhaps thundery for a time, fog patches in north. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly 5 or 6, backing easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southeast 3 to 5, increasing 6 for a time. Slight or moderate. Showers, perhaps thundery for a time. Good occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South backing southeast, 3 to 5. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in north. Showers, perhaps thundery for a time. Good occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South, backing southeast, for a time, 3 to 5. Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north. Showers. Good.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then becoming variable 3 or less later. Slight, occasionally moderate. Thundery rain at first. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5. Smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Good.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable, then southerly later, 2 to 4. Slight or moderate. Thundery rain at first in east. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in east.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in west. Slight, occasionally moderate in west. Mainly fair. Good.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4. Moderate. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South 3 or 4, veering southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first near Lyme Regis, then decreasing 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: South veering southwest for a time, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later near Lands End. Moderate or rough, becoming slight later in lyme bay. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South veering southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later. Slight at first in lyme bay, otherwise moderate or rough. Showers. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: South veering southwest, 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 at first near St Davids Head. Slight in the Bristol Channel, otherwise moderate or rough. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South veering southwest, 5 to 7. Slight in the Bristol Channel, otherwise moderate or rough. Showers. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: South 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time at first. Moderate or rough, but smooth or slight east of Anglesey. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South becoming cyclonic for a time, 4 to 6. Moderate or rough, but slight or moderate east of Anglesey. Occasional rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.


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

24 hour forecast: Southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southerly or southwestery 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time in north and west. Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in west. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southeasterly veering southerly, 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time in north and west. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.


Isle of Man - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southeast 4 or 5, veering south 6 to gale 8, then decreasing 4 or 5 later. Moderate, occasionally rough later. Showers. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southeast, becoming cyclonic, 3 to 5. Moderate, becoming slight later. Showers. Good.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in south. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in south. Showers, becoming thundry for a time. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South 5 or 6, backing southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.


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

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in the Firth of Clyde, occasionally 7 later near Mull of Galloway. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time near the Mull of Galloway. Showers, becoming thundry for a time. Good occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly backing southeasterly, 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth later in the Firth of Clyde. Showers. Good.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South or southeast 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Showers, thundery for a time. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then becoming variable 3 or less later. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.


The Minch - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Easterly or southeasterly, backing northeasterly in north, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first in south. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth later in central areas. Occasional rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly or northeasterly, veering southerly for a time in south, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Easterly or southeasterly, backing northeasterly in north, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first in south. Moderate or rough, becoming slight in far southeast. Occasional rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly or northeasterly, veering southerly for a time in south, 4 to 6. Moderate or rough, but slight or moderate in far southeast. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Shetland Isles - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Easterly or northeasterly, becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate, but mainly rough in north and west. Rain at times, fog patches. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

For Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland - Strong wind warning

Valid Monday 10 May 2021 at 0600 UTC until Monday 10 May 2021 at 1800 UTC

General situation: Low pressure will remain centred to west of Ireland and slowly fill, associated frontal troughs will continue to move north over Shetland Waters.

Forecast: Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in the northwest, becoming variable 3 in the southeast later. Moderate but rough in the northwest. Fog patches, showers then rain. Moderate occasionally very poor.

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Monday 10 May until 0600 UTC on Tuesday 11 May: In the northwest: northeasterly 4 to 6. in the southeast: variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly later. Moderate or rough. Rain and fog patches, fair later. Poor occasionally very poor becoming moderate or good later.


Channel Islands - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: South to southwest 4 to 6, perhaps occasionally 7 late morning mid channel, decreasing 3 to 5, locally variable 1 to 3 during the afternoon. Slight to moderate with a low to moderate swell, locally rather rough to rough in the northwest until dusk. Isolated showers, perhaps locally heavy. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South to southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 until mid afternoon, then decreasing 3 to 5 overnight. Slight to moderate with a low to moderate swell, increasing rather rough to rough in the west during the afternoon. Isolated showers, perhaps locally heavy, clearing overnight. Good, occasionally moderate.