Weather Inshore Waters

Settings
Language

Summary

Low pressure near northern Scotland will move away eastwards, allowing a cold northerly outbreak to develop over the United Kingdom. Small polar lows moving southwards within this northerly airstream will for some, bring gales or severe gales along with enhanced wintry showers.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney * warning

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, sleet or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in east, otherwise rough or very rough and high until later in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering north or northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight in firths of Forth and Tay, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 veering north 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in firths of Forth and Tay, otherwise moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering north or northwest at times, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then north or northwest later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 veering north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 4 or 5, veering northwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight until later in south, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers at times.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Mainly northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, veering northerly or northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west 4 or 5, then veering north 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at times in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

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

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northwest 3 or 4, then north 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at times in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

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

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5, then north 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

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

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

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5, then veering north or northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate, then moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  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

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, occasionally wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West veering north or northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in east, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, and very rough at times later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  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

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 veering north or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers becoming wintry.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north or northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high until later north of skye, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  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

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, veering north or northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, and high later in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but high in north, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later, in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later in west.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor at times later, mainly in west.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Gale force 8 backing northerly imminent, then increasing severe gale force 9 later. Issued at 2158 UTC on 23 April 2017.

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later in west.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

    • Wind

      East or variable 1 to 3, becoming mainly westerly Monday morning, increasing 3 to 4 during the afternoon, then veering north 5 to 6 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate to rather rough late evening.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist patches near the French coast early morning occasional rain spreading from the north late evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally moderate to poor early morning and in rain later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

    • Wind

      North 5 to 6, decreasing 4 to 5 around dawn, perhaps 3 to 4 by late afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, decreasing slight at times later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain clearing by dawn, isolated showers developing late morning, becoming scattered in the evening with a risk of hail and thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain and in showers later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

Go to top of page

Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Mon 24th Apr – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Apr

  • Wind

    Northwest 5 to 7, veering north or northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, and high later in north.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

00:00 UTC Tue 25th Apr – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Apr

  • Wind

    North 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, but high in north, becoming moderate or rough later.
  • Weather

    Wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor or very poor.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Apr