Weather Inshore Waters

Settings
Language

Summary

A complex low over the English Channel will continue to rotate and drift slowly southwards. To the north of this a freshening north or northeast wind will develop.

* 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6 veering east or northeast 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 to 5, becoming variable 4 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 to 5, occasionally 2 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers or rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 to 5, becoming north or northeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers or rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 to 5, backing northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5, occasionally 2 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north, becoming slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers or rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 to 5, backing northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers or rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 to 5, becoming north 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight near shore, moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, perhaps thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers or rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 to 6, increasing 7 at times, occasionally gale 8 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Lyme Bay, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, perhaps thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Showers or rain, becoming mainly fair later in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, but rough or very rough at first in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming confined to the west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in west.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in northwest for a time, slight or moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, showers later in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight, but moderate Atlantic swell will persist in northwest.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, occasional showers, mainly northwest.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter, but perhaps very rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in northwest.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate Atlantic swell will persist in northwest, becoming slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate Atlantic swell will persist in open water, becoming slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, but showers later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North, becoming variable 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth for a time, but moderate swell possible in far north and far south.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, veering northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North, becoming variable 2 to 4, then mainly south 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, veering northeast 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle at time of issue: Nil

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough in west, rough becoming moderate in east
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate

    06:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first
    • Sea State

      Mainly rough in west and moderate or rough, but becoming slight close to shetland
    • Weather

      Showers gradually dying out
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or cyclonic 2 to 4, locally 5 near showers, becoming north to northeast 4 to 6 in the north and west of area by late evening and elsewhere overnight after dawn increasing 5 to 6 and locally 7 from mid-afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, increasing moderate tonight, locally rather rough in west and north, further increasing rather rough locally rough after dusk on Friday.
    • Weather

      Frequent showers, occasionally heavy with hail and risk of thunder mist patches near french coasts tonight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 15th Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7 across east of the area veering northeast to east 4 to 5 by dawn and then variable 2 to 4 by dusk across west of the area, north to northeast decreasing 3 to 5 after midday.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, decreasing moderate around noon Saturday and locally slight in east by dusk.
    • Weather

      Showers, but a period of rain during the evening and night.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 14th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).