Inshore Waters

Valid

From: Sat 2nd Jul at 12:00 UTC

To: Sun 3rd Jul at 12:00 UTC

Summary

An unstable westerly or northwesterly flow will dominate over the weekend. Showers may turn thundery for a time on Saturday in the northeast.

Issued at: 12:00 UTC on 2nd Jul

Regions

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 2 to 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in northwest.

Weather

Rain or showers, perhaps thundery for a time.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Smooth at first in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming rough in northwest.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later near Rattray Head.

Sea State

Slight, becoming smooth later in shelter.

Weather

Rain or showers, perhaps thundery for a time.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less near Rattray Head at first, otherwise west or southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in east.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest 2 to 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3 or less later.

Sea State

Slight, becoming smooth.

Weather

Rain or showers, perhaps thundery.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming west or southwest 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest 2 to 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3 or less later.

Sea State

Slight becoming smooth.

Weather

Rain or showers, perhaps thundery.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming westerly 4 or 5 for a time.

Sea State

Smooth occasionally slight later.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or less for a time in wash and near North Foreland.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming smooth.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southerly 4 or 5 at first near great yarmouth, otherwise variable 2 to 4, but becoming westerly for a time.

Sea State

Smooth occasionally slight later.

Weather

Showers, then fair.

Visibility

Good.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly for a time, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight becoming smooth.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest, veering west later, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Moderate, becoming slight.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest 3 to 5, veering northwest for a time.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or northwest 3 to 5.

Sea State

Moderate, occasionally slight later.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Westerly or northwesterly 3 to 5.

Sea State

Moderate at first in west, otherwise smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or northwest 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or northwest 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.

Weather

Showers at first.

Visibility

Good.

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

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest, veering northwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.

Sea State

Slight occasionally moderate in south.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northwest, backing west or southwest, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest, veering northwest later, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or northwest 2 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Isle of Man

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest 4 or 5.

Sea State

Slight.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or northwest 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 2 to 4, becoming westerly 3 to 5 later in north.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far north.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 2 to 4 at first in south, otherwise west 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

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, mainly westerly, 2 to 4, becoming northwesterly 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Westerly or northwesterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or northwest 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

The Minch

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 later, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5.

Sea State

Smooth, becoming slight, occasionally moderate later in north and south.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

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

North or northwest 2 to 4, backing west or southwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Moderate or rough.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Shetland Isles

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

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

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Valid Saturday 02 Jul 2022 at 1200 UTC until Sunday 03 Jul 2022 at 0000 UTC

General situation:

Low pressure will become centred to east of Iceland overnight with a southwesterly airflow becoming established across Shetland Waters

Forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 at first in south, otherwise westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5

Sea State

Slight occasionally moderate later

Weather

Rain or showers

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate or poor

Outlook for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Sunday 03 Jul until 1200 UTC on Sunday 03 Jul:

Wind

Southwest 4 or 5 occasionally 6 later

Sea State

Moderate but slight over sheltered waters east of shetland

Weather

Rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

The Channel Islands

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly 3 to 5, locally variable 1 or 2 in the south of the area at first, veering westerly this afternoon, decreasing 3 to 4 later.

Sea State

Slight, occasionally smooth in the south at first, with a low swell, increasing moderate in the north and west for a time.

Weather

Risk of isolated light showers.

Visibility

Good, perhaps locally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West to northwest 3 to 4, veering northwest to north for a time later.

Sea State

Slight, occasionally smooth later, with a low swell.

Weather

Fair or fine.

Visibility

Good or very good.

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

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