Inshore Waters

Valid

From: Thu 11th Aug at 06:00 UTC

To: Fri 12th Aug at 06:00 UTC

Summary

Pressure will remain relatively high across much of the British Isles over the next couple of days. However, a waving weather front will continue to affect northern Scotland.

Issued at: 06:00 UTC on 11th Aug

Regions

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly 3 to 5 until later in northwest, increasing 6 at times near Cape Wrath, otherwise variable 2 to 4.

Sea State

Moderate west and north of Orkney, otherwise smooth or slight.

Weather

Rain or drizzle with fog patches at times in north, otherwise fair.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable, becoming mainly east or northeast for a time, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Slight or moderate west and north of Orkney, otherwise smooth or slight.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable becoming mainly south or southwest for a time, 2 to 4, occasionally 5 for a time.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable becoming mainly east for a time, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth.

Weather

Fog patches developing.

Visibility

Good, becoming moderate to very poor.

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 2 to 4, becoming southeast 3 to 5 for a time.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor in south.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable becoming mainly east or southeast for a time, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth.

Weather

Fog patches at times.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable, mainly east or southeast, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Mainly smooth.

Weather

Fog patches at times.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East or northeast, 2 to 4, occasionally 5 for a time in south.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight.

Weather

Fog patches at times.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time in south.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor in north.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northeasterly 3 or 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor in north.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Easterly or northeasterly, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Easterly or northeasterly, 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 at times in west.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

East or northeast 2 to 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 for a time.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northeast veering southeast for a time, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first near Start Point, becoming variable 2 at times.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate west of Lands End.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first near Start Point, becoming variable 2 at times.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate until later near Isles of Scilly.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable, mainly east or northeast, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Slight west and south of Lundy Island and occasionally later near Pembrokeshire, otherwise smooth.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable, mainly east or northeast, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Slight west and south of Lundy Island and near Pembrokeshire, otherwise smooth.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

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

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming north or northeast 3 or 4.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight later.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 at times.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming mainly north or northeast 2 to 4.

Sea State

Mainly smooth.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 at times.

Sea State

Smooth.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Isle of Man

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming north 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight later.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North veering east or northeast later, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming northerly 2 to 4 later in east.

Sea State

Slight or moderate in north, smooth occasionally slight in east.

Weather

Fog patches later in north.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor, then occasionally very poor later in north.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable, mainly north or northeast, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far northwest.

Weather

Fog patches at first, mainly in north.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in north.

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 less, becoming northerly 2 to 4 later in North Channel.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate until later near Mull of Kintyre.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor later near Mull of Kintyre.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable, mainly northerly or northeasterly, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor at first near Mull of Kintyre.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly 4 or 5 until later in far north, otherwise variable 3 or less.

Sea State

Mainly smooth east of Islay and Jura, otherwise slight or moderate.

Weather

Occasional drizzle and fog patches later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 2 to 4.

Sea State

Mainly smooth east of Islay and Jura, otherwise slight or moderate.

Weather

Occasional drizzle and fog patches at first.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

The Minch

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later in north, veering northeasterly 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Slight, occasionally moderate, becoming smooth later in central areas.

Weather

Rain or drizzle at times, mainly in north, fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable, mainly north or northeast, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far north.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle and fog patches until later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later near Cape Wrath, veering north 2 or 3, then becoming variable later.

Sea State

Moderate, occasionally rough at first.

Weather

Rain or drizzle at times, mainly in north, fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable, mainly north or northeast, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Moderate, occasionally slight in shelter.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle and fog patches until later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

Shetland Isles

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southerly or southwesterly 2 to 4, occasionally 5 for a time in west, veering northerly or northwesterly later in northwest.

Sea State

Moderate, occasionally rough at first in far west, but smooth or slight in sheltered east.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches, fair later in north.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good later in north.

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

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Valid Thursday 11 Aug 2022 at 0600 UTC until Thursday 11 Aug 2022 at 1800 UTC

General situation:

A moist southwesterly flow will persist across Shetland Waters with Atlantic fronts slow-moving across the area.

Forecast:

Wind

Southerly or southwesterly 2 to 4, occasionally 5 later in northwest.

Sea State

Moderate, occasionally rough in far west, but slight east of Shetland, and becoming smooth in well sheltered waters just east of Shetland.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Thursday 11 Aug until 0600 UTC on Friday 12 Aug:

Wind

Southerly or southwesterly 2 to 4, occasionally 5 at first in northwest, veering northerly or northwesterly in northwest.

Sea State

Moderate, but slight east of Shetland, and smooth in well sheltered waters just east of Shetland.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle. Fog patches. Becoming fair later in north.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor, becoming generally good later in north.

The Channel Islands

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northeasterly 2 to 4, locally 5 in the south of the area late afternoon.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fine.

Visibility

Good or very good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northeasterly 2 to 4, locally 5 in the southeast of the area late afternoon, backing east to southeast 2 to 3 Jersey southwards by dawn.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

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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