Inshore Waters

Valid

From: Sat 28th May at 00:00 UTC

To: Sun 29th May at 00:00 UTC

Summary

High pressure, initially centred to the southwest of the United Kingdom, will build more bodily to the west, becoming centred close to Iceland by Sunday evening.

Issued at: 00:01 UTC on 28th May

Regions

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northwesterly, veering northerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.

Sea State

Moderate or rough west and north of Orkney, otherwise slight or moderate, but mainly smooth at first in Moray Firth.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Moderate or rough west and north of Orkney, otherwise slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 2 to 4 for a time in south.

Sea State

Mainly smooth in Firth of Forth, otherwise slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near Rattray Head, becoming variable 2 to 4 in south.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northwest veering north, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming moderate later.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North 4 to 6, backing northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Moderate, occasionally rough at first.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

North or northwest 4 or 5.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Fair then showers.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Moderate, occasionally rough at first in north, becoming slight or moderate later.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northwesterly veering northerly, 4 or 5, then veering easterly 3 or 4 for a time later in south.

Sea State

Mainly smooth in Thames estuary, otherwise slight or moderate.

Weather

Fair then showers.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northerly 4 or 5, backing northwesterly 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 to 4, then northeasterly 3 or 4 later in east.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 1 to 3 at first in west, otherwise northerly or northwesterly 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near North Foreland.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Mainly good.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

North 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 2 to 4.

Sea State

Mainly smooth.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Good.

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

North or northeast 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4, then becoming northeast later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate west of Lands End, otherwise smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northeast, becoming variable 2 to 4, then becoming northeast 3 to 5 later near the Isles of Scilly.

Sea State

Slight or moderate west of Lands End, otherwise smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Good.

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 2 to 4, becoming north or northeast 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate in far southwest, otherwise smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northeast 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later in Bristol Channel.

Sea State

Slight or moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

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

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 2 to 4, becoming north or northeast 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northeast 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time in Cardigan Bay.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later in south.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Good.

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northwesterly 3 to 5, veering easterly or northeasterly later in east.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northwesterly 4 or 5 at first in west, otherwise easterly or northeasterly 3 to 5, backing northwesterly later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers for a time.

Visibility

Good.

Isle of Man

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north and east, increasing 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northwest veering east or northeast, 4 or 5, backing north 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

North or northwest 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight in south, slight or moderate in north.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northwest, veering northeast for a time, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight in south, slight or moderate in north.

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

Northwesterly 3 to 5.

Sea State

Mainly smooth in Firth of Clyde, otherwise slight or moderate.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northerly or northwesterly, veering northeasterly for a time, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Mainly smooth in Firth of Clyde, otherwise slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Good.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northwest 3 or 4, veering north 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers at first.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northeast, backing northwest later, 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Good.

The Minch

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northwest 3 or 4, veering north or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Smooth until later in central areas, otherwise slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northeast, backing north or northwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first south of skye, becoming rough later in far north.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northwest 3 or 4, veering north or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough becoming moderate.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northeast, backing north or northwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Moderate, becoming moderate or rough.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Shetland Isles

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

North or northwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, but slight just east of Shetland.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Mainly good.

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

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Strong winds warning issued

Valid Saturday 28 May 2022 at 0000 UTC until Saturday 28 May 2022 at 1200 UTC

General situation:

A showery northwesterly airstream affects Shetland Waters.

Forecast:

Wind

Northwest 4 to 6

Sea State

Moderate or rough, and slight in lee shelter just east of shetland

Weather

Occasional showers

Visibility

Mainly good

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1200 UTC on Saturday 28 May until 0000 UTC on Sunday 29 May:

Wind

Northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north and east

Sea State

Moderate or rough, and slight in lee shelter just east of shetland

Weather

Occasional showers

Visibility

Mainly good

The Channel Islands

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northerly 3 to 4, locally 5, veering northeasterly by dawn, becoming variable 1 to 3 mid-channel during the afternoon.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, with a low and decreasing swell.

Weather

Fair or fine.

Visibility

Good or very good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northeasterly 2 to 4, locally variable 1 to 3 mid-channel.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Isolated showers.

Visibility

Good or very good, perhaps locally moderate at times.

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

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