Weather Inshore Waters

Settings
Language

Summary

An Atlantic front will move eastwards across the British Isles to clear the east coast around midday Saturday. A deep area of low pressure will then move northeastwards across Scotland during Saturday night bringing severe gales or storms to northern parts of Britain.

* 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 Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest backing southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  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 Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Mainly southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first and later, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time in south, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South veering southwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at first then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, becoming fair, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, then rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  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 Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough west of Lands End later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough or high in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  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 Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  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 Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west later, 5 to 7, increasing 7 or gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  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 Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5, then increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Liverpool Bay, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, then backing south or southwest, 7 to severe gale 9, veering west or southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly 6 to gale 8, then veering westerly later, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in north, becoming moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  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 Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, then backing southerly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly later 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate for a time in Firth of Clyde, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first near the Mull of Kintyre, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  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 Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing southeast 6 to gale 8, then veering west or northwest later, gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly, becoming cyclonic then northwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south and in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south and in far north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  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 Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly, becoming cyclonic then northwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, veering southwest 6 to gale 8, the backing south or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly severe gale force 9 backing southerly later, issued 27/0350.

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 11:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, veering southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest to south 5 to 6, decreasing 4 to 5 by late Saturday morning, increasing 5 to 6 again late afternoon, veering west 6 to gale 8 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, locally rather rough mid-channel, increasing rough in the evening, locally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain, clearing late morning, more rain spreading in from the west late afternoon, heavy at times in the evening, clearing by midnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in rain.

    00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, backing southwest and decreasing 5 to 6 by midday, veering westerly and further decreasing 4 to 5 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing rather rough to rough in the evening, moderate in the south later.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower in the morning rain or drizzle by early evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor in rain or drizzle, otherwise good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

Go to top of page

Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Sat 28th Feb – 23:59 UTC Sat 28th Feb

  • Wind

    South veering southwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
  • Weather

    Fair then occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

00:00 UTC Sun 1st Mar – 23:59 UTC Sun 1st Mar

  • Wind

    Southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally rough in north at first.
  • Weather

    Rain at first then showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor at first.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28th Feb