Inshore Waters

Valid

From: Fri 16th Apr at 12:00 UTC

To: Sat 17th Apr at 12:00 UTC

Summary

A ridge of high pressure will persist across much of the United Kingdom during the next couple of days, while fronts will affect the northwestern waters at times.

Issued at: 12:00 UTC on 16th Apr

Regions

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southeast 2 to 4, occasionally 5 at first.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.

Weather

Occasional rain, fair later.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southeast 2 to 4 increasing 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, but smooth at first in Moray Firth, occasionally rough later in northwest.

Weather

Occasional rain later in north.

Visibility

Good.

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southeast 3 to 5, veering southwest 2 to 4, backing south later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South 2 to 4 backing southeast 4 or 5.

Sea State

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

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southeast 3 or 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 southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

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

Sea State

Slight becoming smooth.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4 for a time.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near North Foreland.

Sea State

Slight, occasionally smooth in the wash.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near North Foreland, backing northerly 2 or 3 for a time.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Northeasterly 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight, occasionally smooth in west.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northeasterly 3 to 5, becoming variable4 or less, then northeasterly 2 or 3.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less becoming east 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East 2 or 3 becoming variable 3 or less.

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 2 to 4, becoming variable 3 or less for a time, veering southeast later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in far west.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southeast 2 to 4 becoming 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

Southeast 2 to 4, becoming variable 4 or less for a time.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southeast 2 to 4 becoming variable 4 or less.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in southwest and later in far northwest too.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

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

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 4 or less.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight in southwest.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 4 or less, becoming southwest, backing south, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or 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, but southerly 3 or 4 in northwest.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight in northwest.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southerly 3 or 4 at first in northwest, otherwise variable 3 or less, becoming southerly 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth, becoming slight in northwest.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Isle of Man

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

South 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight in west.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South 2 to 4, increasing 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth becoming slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southeast 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming slight later.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South or southeast 4 or 5.

Sea State

Slight, becoming moderate in north.

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

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 or southeasterly 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southeast 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, but rough in northwest.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South or southeast 4 to 6.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, but slight at first in southeast.

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

The Minch

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Occasional rain, fair later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South 4 to 6, backing southeast 5 to 7.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming moderate, occasionally rough in south.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor later.

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Moderate or rough.

Weather

Occasional rain, fair later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South 4 to 6, backing southeast 5 to 7.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming rough, occasionally very rough in west.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor later.

Shetland Isles

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.

Sea State

Moderate, but slight at first in east and rough until later in northwest.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

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

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Strong winds warning issued

Valid Friday 16 Apr 2021 at 1200 UTC until Saturday 17 Apr 2021 at 0000 UTC

General situation:

Southerly flow covers Shetland Waters.

Forecast:

Wind

South 4 to 6

Sea State

Moderate in west, rough in east

Weather

Fair

Visibility

Good

Outlook for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Saturday 17 Apr until 1200 UTC on Saturday 17 Apr:

Wind

South 3 to 5

Sea State

Moderate or rough

Weather

Fair

Visibility

Good

The Channel Islands

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

North to northeast 3 to 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 1 or 2 between mid evening and mid morning in far northwest.

Sea State

Slight, locally smooth.

Weather

Isolated showers dying out this afternoon risk of mist near the normandy coast around dawn.

Visibility

Good or very good, perhaps locally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East to northeast 2 to 4, becoming variable 1 to 3 later.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight with a low swell developing later in the west.

Weather

Mist and fog patches near the normandy coast around dawn.

Visibility

Good or very good, becoming locally poor or very poor for a time later.

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

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