Weather Inshore Waters

Settings
Language

Summary

A complex area of low pressure currently lying across northeastern parts of the British Isles will move away northeastwards during the next 24 hours as pressure builds from the southwest.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough in north, slight or moderate in south, but occasionally rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7 backing southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good at first in north, otherwise good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough near Rattray Head, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Rattray Head, becoming variable 3, then southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, becoming southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7 veering west 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then becoming southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8 veering westerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming easterly or southeasterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in east, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing easterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  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

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in east, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate, then slight later except near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

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

      Slight in east, slight or moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  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

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate, then slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, becoming east or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  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

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7 veering northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  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

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in Liverpool Bay, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Variable becoming east or southeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming east or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Variable becoming east or southeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  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

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first near the Mull of Kintyre, otherwise moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7 decreasing 4 or 5, then backing west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight except near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      West backing east, 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first near Tiree, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in far north, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in far north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  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

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Cape Wrath, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7 veering west 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in west, moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northwesterly severe gale force 9

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 or 7 at first in northeast otherwise westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west and later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south and later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough but high at first in far west and moderate close to lee of east Shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers mostly clearing later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 or 7 with gusts to 45kt, decreasing 4 or 5 overnight, then 2 or 3 during the morning, becoming variable then east or northeast in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, becoming slight tomorrow morning.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower this evening.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

    • Wind

      East or northeast 2 to 4, veering south on Friday morning and southwest 4 or 5 towards evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain, mainly overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate on Friday.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

Shetland Isles

Go to top of page

Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 to 7 veering west 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
  • Sea State

    Very rough or high in west, moderate or rough in east.
  • Weather

    Rain or squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

17:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Fri 8th May

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northwesterly severe gale force 9

17:00 UTC Wed 6th May – 04:59 UTC Thu 7th May

  • Wind

    Southerly 6 or 7 at first in northeast otherwise westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west and later in far south.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, becoming high in far west.
  • Weather

    Rain or squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

05:00 UTC Thu 7th May – 16:59 UTC Thu 7th May

  • Wind

    Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in south and later in north.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough but high at first in far west and moderate close to lee of east Shetland.
  • Weather

    Rain or squally showers mostly clearing later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 6th May