Inshore Waters

Valid

From: Thu 1st Oct at 06:00 UTC

To: Fri 2nd Oct at 06:00 UTC

Summary

Low pressure will bring unsettled conditions to all areas during the next few days. A very deep area of low pressure will move north into the English Channel for a time on Friday, bringing the risk of severe gales to the south.

Issued at: 06:00 UTC on 1st Oct

Regions

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Cyclonic, mainly northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east, increasing 7 later north of Orkney.

Sea State

Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near Orkney.

Weather

Occasional rain.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Cyclonic, becoming southerly, 4 or 5, but 6 or 7 at first near Orkney.

Sea State

Very rough at first near Orkney, otherwise moderate or rough.

Weather

Occasional rain, fair for a time.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable or cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Slight in firths of Forth and Tay, otherwise moderate, becoming rough later north of Aberdeen.

Weather

Occasional rain.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or 4, becoming north 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Slight in firths of Forth and Tay, otherwise moderate, and rough at times north of montrose.

Weather

Showers at first, rain later.

Visibility

Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then east 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East 3 or 4, backing north or northeast 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough.

Weather

Rain later.

Visibility

Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then east 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East 4 or 5, backing northeast 5 or 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming moderate, occasionally rough.

Weather

Rain later.

Visibility

Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 5 or 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.

Weather

Occasional rain or showers.

Visibility

Mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Easterly backing northeasterly 5 to 7.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming moderate, occasionally rough.

Weather

Occasional rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor later.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Westerly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 or 6, then easterly 7 to severe gale 9 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.

Weather

Thundery showers, rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate, becoming moderate or poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Easterly 7 to severe gale 9, backing northeasterly 5 or 6.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate.

Weather

Occasional rain.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

West becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then east 7 to severe gale 9 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough later.

Weather

Thundery showers, rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate, becoming moderate or poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East or northeast 7 to severe gale 9, backing north 5 to 7.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate later.

Weather

Occasional rain.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

West becoming cyclonic, mainly north, 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.

Weather

Thundery showers, rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate, becoming moderate or poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Cyclonic, mainly north or northeast, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time in west.

Weather

Occasional rain.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then north or northeast 5 to 7 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in southwest.

Weather

Thundery showers, occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northeast 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.

Sea State

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

Weather

Occasional rain.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northwesterly becoming cyclonic, mainly southeasterly for a time, 4 or 5, then northeasterly 5 to 7 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.

Weather

Thundery showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south.

Sea State

Moderate or rough.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northwesterly becoming variable 3 or 4, then easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in southwest.

Sea State

Smooth or slight in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers at first.

Visibility

Good.

Isle of Man

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or northwest 3 or 4, backing south or southeast 2 or 3, then northeast 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Slight becoming slight or moderate later.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northeast backing north 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in southeast.

Sea State

Smooth or slight until later in east, otherwise slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southeast.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in east.

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

Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate near Mull of Kintyre and later in North Channel, otherwise smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northerly 4 or 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in North Channel.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or 4, becoming north or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Moderate, occasionally rough in west.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northeast, backing north or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

The Minch

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable, mainly north or northeast 3 or 4, backing northwest 5 or 6 later.

Sea State

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

Weather

Occasional rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Cyclonic, mainly northwest backing southwest 5 or 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in central areas.

Weather

Occasional rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable, mainly north or northeast 3 or 4, backing northwest 5 or 6 later.

Sea State

Moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.

Weather

Occasional rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Cyclonic, mainly northwest backing southwest 5 or 6.

Sea State

Moderate or rough.

Weather

Occasional rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Shetland Isles

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Cyclonic, mainly southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.

Sea State

Moderate in sheltered west, otherwise rough or very rough.

Weather

Rain.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

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

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Valid Thursday 01 Oct 2020 at 0600 UTC until Thursday 01 Oct 2020 at 1800 UTC

General situation:

Troughs of low pressure will continue to affect Shetland Waters over next 24 hours

Forecast:

Wind

In north and east, southeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. in southwest, cyclonic becoming southeasterly 3 to 5.

Sea State

Rough, becoming very rough in northeast, but moderate in sheltered waters west of shetland.

Weather

Occasional rain

Visibility

Moderate or good occasionally poor

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Thursday 01 Oct until 0600 UTC on Friday 02 Oct:

Wind

Southeasterly backing easterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time, but 4 or 5 in southwest at first.

Sea State

Generally rough, occasionally very rough in east, but moderate in sheltered waters west of shetland.

Weather

Occasional rain.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor

The Channel Islands

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Westerly 4 to 5, occasionally 6, backing southerly this afternoon, then easterly 6 to gale 8 by midnight, becoming cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 by Friday morning.

Sea State

Moderate to rather rough, with a low swell, becoming rough later, perhaps locally very rough.

Weather

Showers, locally heavy periods of heavy rain from late evening risk of thunder.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps occasionally storm 10, becoming southeast to east 6 to gale 8 by dusk, backing northerly 5 to 7 overnight.

Sea State

Rough to very rough, decreasing moderate to rather rough with a low swell for a time overnight.

Weather

Showers or longer periods of rain, locally heavy with a risk of thunder.

Visibility

Moderate occasionally poor.

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

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