Weather Inshore Waters

Settings
Language

Summary

An area of low pressure, centred to west of northwest Scotland, drifts northeast and loses its identity over the weekend with a weak ridge of high pressure building briefly across the United Kingdom and surrounding waters ahead of the next Atlantic low.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    Go to top of page

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth in inner Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, perhaps thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, backing southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers dying out, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers, dying out later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 backing southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Go to top of page

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers, dying out later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Go to top of page

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4 veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in north, dying out.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in north later.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Go to top of page

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest backing southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    Go to top of page

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing east or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first and again later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Go to top of page

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time in afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight or smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing east or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Go to top of page

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, mainly moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west, backing southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 around Isles of Scilly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough around Isles of Scilly later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Go to top of page

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth in inner Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4 backing southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth in inner Bristol Channel, becoming rough in west later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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

    Go to top of page

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth east of Anglesey.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 backing south or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 off St Davids Head later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth east of Anglesey, becoming rough in south later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway * warning

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, backing south or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 off Mull of Galloway later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or smooth, becoming moderate around Mull of Galloway later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mostly fair rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in rain.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 backing southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, backing southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in north, slight or smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Showers dying out later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, heavy later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel * warning

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

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers dying out later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight becoming moderate in North Channel later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough north of islay at times.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery for a time, dying out later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south or southeast 3 or 4, then increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in north later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery for a time, dying out later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly 3 or 4 then increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides * warning

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but rough in south at times.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery for a time, dying out later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly 3 or 4 then increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in south and west later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

    Go to top of page

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in the west.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the east, moderate in the west.
    • Weather

      Fair, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in the south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough in the west later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

    Go to top of page

    23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      North to northwest 2 to 4, backing west to southwest by afternoon, but northerly near french coasts, becoming variable 1 to 3 Saturday evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good or very good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming southeast 3 to 4 before dawn, veering south to southwest by Sunday evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

Go to top of page

Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, but smooth in south.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

23:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

  • Wind

    Southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, backing south or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 off Mull of Galloway later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or smooth, becoming moderate around Mull of Galloway later.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul