Weather Inshore Waters

Settings
Language

Summary

A very strong, cold and unstable northerly airstream will affect the United Kingdom today, but will gradually ease on from the west on Sunday.

* 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

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      High or very high in northwest, very rough or high in east, but mainly rough in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough in northwest, rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming very rough, occasionally high in east.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first in south.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

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

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in Thames estuary, otherwise rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers, mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in east.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  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

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time in far west, but moderate near shore in east.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight later in east, rough or very rough, becoming moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  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

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far east, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  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

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times until later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  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

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west until later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Solway Firth, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in south, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

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

      Rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 until later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in east, very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  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

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time in west and in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Firth of Clyde, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in North Channel and near Mull of Kintyre, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 until later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but high in west until later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough just south of skye, otherwise rough or very rough, but high or very high until later in north.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  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

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northeast gale 8 to storm 10, backing northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high in west until later, occasionally rough later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northerly storm force 10 continuing, issued at 30/1537

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sat 31st Jan

    • Wind

      North or northeast gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 4 or 5 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      North or northeast gale 8 to storm 10, occasionally 4 or 5 at first in east, backing northwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 31st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 1st Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 5 to 7, increasing 7 to gale 8 with gusts to 55kt by early afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming rough to very rough this evening.
    • Weather

      Isolated rain or hail showers risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in showers.

    06:00 UTC Sun 1st Feb – 05:59 UTC Mon 2nd Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 7 to gale 8 with gusts to 55kt, decreasing 5 to 6 late afternoon and 3 to 4 in the evening, backing southwest before dawn.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, becoming rather rough to rough by evening and mainly moderate with a swell Sunday morning.
    • Weather

      Isolated wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor in showers.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 31st Jan