Inshore Waters

Valid

From: Tue 22nd Jun at 18:00 UTC

To: Wed 23rd Jun at 18:00 UTC

Summary

A broad ridge of high pressure currently lies over the United Kingdom and will slowly move southwards over the next couple of days. This will allow Atlantic weather fronts to gradually follow in across northern and western waters this evening and through Wednesday.

Issued at: 18:00 UTC on 22nd Jun

Regions

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later, occasionally 6 at first near Cape Wrath.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, but slight or moderate occasionally rough at first to the north and west of Orkney.

Weather

Rain at times.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 or 5, then veering north 5 or 6 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate to the north and west of Orkney.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southeast veering southwest, 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less later in north.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less at first in north, otherwise westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later in south.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southeast veering southwest 3 or 4.

Sea State

Slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest, becoming variable at times, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

North becoming variable 2 to 4.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable becoming west or southwest, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, becoming variable 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable, becoming southerly or southwesterly later, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.

Sea State

Moderate, becoming slight, occasionally smooth later.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable, becoming southwest later, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable, becoming northeast for a time, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Slight, occasionally smooth later.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable, becoming west or northwest, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northerly or northeasterly, becoming variable, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in west.

Sea State

Slight, occasionally moderate at first near Lands End.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable becoming northwest, backing west later, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

North or northwest, 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 for a time.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Rain or showers later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or northwest, becoming variable for a time, 2 to 4, occasionally 5 at first in the Bristol Channel.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Occasional rain or showers.

Visibility

Moderate or good.

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

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

North or northwest, backing southwest later, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Rain at times later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest, becoming variable at times, 2 or 3, occasionally 4 later.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or northwest, backing southwest later, 3 or 4.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest, veering northwest for a time, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight.

Weather

Occasional rain and drizzle.

Visibility

Moderate, occasionally poor.

Isle of Man

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northwest backing west or southwest, 3 or 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair, then occasional rain or drizzle.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest, 3 or 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Occasional rain at first.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable becoming southwest, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable, mainly west or southwest, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.

Weather

Occasional rain and drizzle.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northwesterly backing southwesterly, becoming variable at times later, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Occasional rain and drizzle, fog patches developing near Mull of Kintyre.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near Mull of Kintyre.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Westerly or southwesterly, but becoming variable at times, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Occasional rain and drizzle, fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter, occasionally rough at first near Ardnamurchan Point.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5, veering northerly 5 or 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.

Weather

Occasional rain and drizzle, fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

The Minch

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming smooth later in central areas.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 4 or 5, veering north 5 or 6 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.

Weather

Occasional rain and fog patches, becoming fair later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.

Sea State

Rough becoming moderate.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 4 or 5, veering north 5 or 6 later.

Sea State

Moderate, occasionally rough later.

Weather

Occasional rain and fog patches, becoming fair later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

Shetland Isles

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north and west, then veering northwest 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in west.

Weather

Fair, then occasional rain and fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

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

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Strong winds warning issued

Valid Tuesday 22 Jun 2021 at 1800 UTC until Wednesday 23 Jun 2021 at 0600 UTC

General situation:

An Atlantic frontal system with push east across Shetland waters this evening and overnight before clearing southeast through Wednesday.

Forecast:

Wind

Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming rough in west

Weather

Occasional rain, fog patches later in west

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor or very poor in west

Outlook for 12 Hours from 0600 UTC on Wednesday 23 Jun until 1800 UTC on Wednesday 23 Jun:

Wind

Southwesterly 4 or 5 gradually veering northwest 2 or 3, occasionally 4 in north

Sea State

Rough in west at first, otherwise slight or moderate

Weather

Occasional rain, fog patches, becoming fair later

Visibility

Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good later

The Channel Islands

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

North to northeast 3 to 5, locally 6 at first in the far southeast of the area, becoming variable 1 to 3 at times in the north of the area.

Sea State

Slight to moderate with a low swell at first in the northwest, becoming mainly smooth later.

Weather

Rain and areas of mist this evening in the southeast of the area.

Visibility

Moderate to poor at first in the southeast, otherwise good, becoming mainly very good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North to northeast 2 to 4 at first in the south of the area, otherwise variable, mainly north to northwest, 1 to 3.

Sea State

Smooth, locally slight.

Weather

Fair or fine.

Visibility

Good or very good.

Inshore Waters information supplied by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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