Inshore Waters

Valid

From: Mon 24th Jan at 06:00 UTC

To: Tue 25th Jan at 06:00 UTC

Summary

High pressure over the Continent will bring strong winds and some gales at first to northern waters, but light winds expected elsewhere. The high will move west over England later on Monday with the strong winds easing off. The high will sink south on Tuesday with further strong winds across the northern waters.

Issued at: 06:00 UTC on 24th Jan

Regions

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly 5 or 6 at first in southeast, otherwise northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 or less, then southerly 3 or 4.

Sea State

Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight, but rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough in northwest.

Weather

Occasional rain.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southerly 3 or 4, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.

Sea State

Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate, but moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough in northwest.

Weather

Occasional rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 4 to 6, becoming variable 4 or less, then southwest 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in northeast.

Weather

Occasional rain in north.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate in north.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 3 to 5, increasing 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in northeast.

Weather

Occasional rain.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest 3 or 4 increasing 4 to 6.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 2 or 3.

Sea State

Smooth.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 2 or 3, veering west 4 or 5.

Sea State

Smooth, becoming slight later.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less.

Sea State

Smooth.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming westerly 3 or 4.

Sea State

Smooth, becoming slight later in northeast.

Weather

Occasional drizzle.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Easterly or southeasterly 2 to 4, backing northeasterly 2 or 3.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight in southwest.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northeasterly 2 or 3 becoming variable 2 or less, then northwesterly 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Smooth.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

East 3 or 4, backing northeast later.

Sea State

Slight, becoming smooth later.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northeast 3 or 4 becoming variable 2 or less, then northwest 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Smooth.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

East 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less.

Sea State

Moderate in west, otherwise slight becoming smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, but moderate in west.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

East or southeast 2 to 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, but moderate in southwest.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, but moderate in southwest.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

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

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southeast 2 to 4, becoming variable 3 or less.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less becoming west or southwest 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight in southwest and later in north.

Weather

Occasional drizzle.

Visibility

Moderate or good.

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southeast 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight becoming smooth.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South or southeast 2 or 3 veering west 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth becoming slight.

Weather

Occasional drizzle.

Visibility

Moderate or good.

Isle of Man

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 4 backing southeast, veering southwest later, 2 or 3.

Sea State

Slight becoming smooth.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 2 or 3 increasing 4, veering west 4 or 5.

Sea State

Smooth, becoming slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

South 4 or 5 veering southwest 3 or 4.

Sea State

Moderate in northwest, otherwise slight becoming smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 3 or 4 veering west 4 or 5.

Sea State

Moderate in northwest, otherwise smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

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

Southerly 4 or 5 veering southwesterly 3 or 4.

Sea State

Slight, occasionally moderate near Mull of Kintyre, becoming smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwesterly 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly 3 to 5, but 6 at first in northwest.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough, but in southeast, slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.

Weather

Occasional rain.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwesterly 3 to 5, increasing 6 in northwest, veering westerly 4 or 5 for a time.

Sea State

Smooth or slight in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough.

Weather

Occasional rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

The Minch

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly 5 or 6 at first in southeast, otherwise northwesterly 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then southwesterly 4 or 5.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north and south and smooth in central areas.

Weather

Occasional rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwesterly 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in north.

Weather

Occasional rain then showers, fair later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly 5 or 6 at first in southeast, otherwise northwesterly 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then southwesterly 4 or 5.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming rough, but moderate later in southeast.

Weather

Occasional rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwesterly 4 to 6.

Sea State

Rough, but moderate in southeast, becoming very rough later in north.

Weather

Occasional rain then showers, fair later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Shetland Isles

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

West 4 to 6, veering northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest later.

Sea State

In east, moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate, otherwise very rough becoming rough.

Weather

Rain then showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate at first.

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

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Strong winds warning issued

Valid Monday 24 Jan 2022 at 0600 UTC until Monday 24 Jan 2022 at 1800 UTC

General situation:

A cold front will move southeast over Shetland Waters early on Monday then a ridge of high pressure will build north over the area later.

Forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly 6 or 7 in far southeast at first, otherwise westerly 5 or 6 veering northwesterly 4 or 5

Sea State

Rough or very rough, but slight or moderate in well sheltered waters east of shetland

Weather

Rain then showers

Visibility

Moderate or good

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Monday 24 Jan until 0600 UTC on Tuesday 25 Jan:

Wind

Northwest backing southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first

Sea State

Rough or very rough, but slight or moderate in well sheltered waters east of shetland

Weather

Showers

Visibility

Mainly good

The Channel Islands

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

East to southeast 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight with a low swell.

Weather

A risk of mist and fog patches this morning and again from evening, mainly near the french coast, perhaps drifting offshore later.

Visibility

Good, perhaps locally poor to very poor at times.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East to southeast 2 to 3, locally 4 at first, becoming variable or northerly 1 to 3 Tuesday afternoon.

Sea State

Smooth, locally slight, with a low swell.

Weather

Risk of mist and fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate to good, perhaps locally poor or very poor at times.

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

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