Inshore Waters

Valid

From: Mon 1st Mar at 00:00 UTC

To: Tue 2nd Mar at 00:00 UTC

Summary

High pressure will remain centred over the southern North Sea throughout the period. This will maintain settled conditions across the United Kingdom, although there will be a brisk easterly wind through the English Channel.

Issued at: 00:01 UTC on 1st Mar

Regions

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southerly or southwesterly 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough to the west and north of Orkney, but elsewhere smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less becoming south or southeast 3 to 5.

Sea State

Moderate or rough to the west and north of Orkney, but elsewhere smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor in east.

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southeast 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Occasional fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southerly or southeasterly, 2 to 4, increasing 5 for a time in north.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable becoming southeast, 2 to 4, occasionally 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fog patches developing.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South or southeast 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable becoming east or southeast, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fog banks.

Visibility

Moderate to very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East or southeast 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Easterly or northeasterly 2 to 4, increasing 5 at times.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fog banks in north, fog patches in south.

Visibility

Moderate to very poor, occasionally good in south.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Easterly or northeasterly 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Easterly or northeasterly 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight in east, slight or moderate in west.

Weather

Fog patches for a time in east.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor for a time in east.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Easterly or northeasterly 2 to 4, occasionally 5 at first.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in west.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor in east.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

East or northeast, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East or northeast 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Easterly or northeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first in west.

Sea State

Slight or moderate in lyme bay, but elsewhere moderate, occasionally rough at first.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East or northeast 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers later in west.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later in west.

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

East or northeast 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first.

Sea State

Moderate in west, slight in east.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East or northeast 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers later in west.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

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

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

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

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far south.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East or southeast 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 at times.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

East or southeast 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East or southeast 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less at times.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Isle of Man

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

East or southeast 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East or southeast 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable, mainly southeast, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Moderate in far north, but elsewhere smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East or southeast 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Moderate or 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 east, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Slight or moderate near the Mull of Kintyre, but elsewhere smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Easterly or northeasterly 2 to 4, veering southeasterly 3 to 5 in North Channel for a time.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first near the Mull of Kintyre.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable, mainly east, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, smooth in shelter.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South or southeast, 2 to 4, increasing 5 for a time offshore.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, smooth in shelter.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

The Minch

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far north and south.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far north.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Moderate or good.

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4.

Sea State

Moderate or rough.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 2 to 4.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Moderate or good.

Shetland Isles

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, but slight or moderate in east.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

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

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Valid Monday 01 Mar 2021 at 0000 UTC until Monday 01 Mar 2021 at 1200 UTC

General situation:

High pressure centred over central North Sea will maintain a stable southwesterly airstream over Shetland Waters.

Forecast:

Wind

Southwest 5 or 6

Sea State

Moderate or rough occasionally very rough in west.

Weather

Isolated showers

Visibility

Good occasionally moderate

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1200 UTC on Monday 01 Mar until 0000 UTC on Tuesday 02 Mar:

Wind

Southwest 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4

Sea State

Moderate or rough in the east. rough, occasionally very rough, in the west.

Weather

Isolated showers

Visibility

Good occasionally moderate

The Channel Islands

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

East to northeast 4 to 5, perhaps 6 at times mid-channel, occasionally 3 in the southeast of the area.

Sea State

Slight to moderate decreasing slight locally smooth during the evening, with a low swell throughout.

Weather

Areas of haze and mist till around midday with isolated fog patches early morning near the normandy coast.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor till midday and locally very poor around dawn.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

East 4 to 5, occasionally 3 in the southeast of the area, veering southeast 2 to 4 during the evening.

Sea State

Slight or smooth with a low swell.

Weather

Local haze till late morning, perhaps fog patches early morning near the french coast.

Visibility

Moderate or good, locally poor or very poor early morning.

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

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