Inshore Waters

Valid

From: Fri 20th May at 00:00 UTC

To: Sat 21st May at 00:00 UTC

Summary

The British Isles will lie in a south to southwesterly airflow during Thursday night, although the wind will veer to become westerly or southwesterly during the course of Friday as an Atlantic front moves across from the west.

Issued at: 00:01 UTC on 20th May

Regions

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

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

Sea State

Slight or moderate in north, smooth or slight in south.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 3 to 5, backing south or southeast 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate in north, smooth or slight in south.

Weather

Showers, then rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight in north, smooth or slight in south.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest, backing south later, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight in north, smooth or slight in south.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

South 2 to 4, veering southwest 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest 3 to 5 backing south or southwest 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southeast 3 to 5 veering south 2 to 4, then southwest 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair then rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest 4 or 5 backing south or southwest 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southerly or southeasterly veering westerly or southwesterly, 2 to 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.

Weather

Fair then rain or showers, perhaps thundery.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then becoming variable 3 at times.

Sea State

Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southerly or southwesterly becoming variable, 2 to 4, becoming southwesterly 5 or 6 later, occasionally 7 later in east.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.

Weather

Rain for a time, perhaps thundery.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 2 or 3 later.

Sea State

Moderate becoming slight, then occasionally smooth later.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest becoming variable, 2 to 4, then becoming west or southwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Rain or showers for a time, perhaps thundery.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in east.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest 3 to 5 backing south or southwest 2 to 4.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming slight, then occasionally smooth later.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Moderate or good.

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 2 at first in east, otherwise southerly veering southwesterly 3 to 5, increasing 6 for a time.

Sea State

Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west.

Weather

Rain or showers for a time, perhaps thundery later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 2 to 4.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later in east.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Moderate or good.

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest 2 to 4 veering west or southwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.

Weather

Showers for a time, perhaps thundery later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later in Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary.

Sea State

Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

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

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South 3 to 5 veering southwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except to the east and north of Anglesey.

Weather

Fair then showers, perhaps thundery.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest 3 to 5 backing south or southwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in south.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South 3 to 5 veering southwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Smooth or slight until later in Liverpool Bay, otherwise slight or moderate.

Weather

Fair then showers, perhaps thundery later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest 4 or 5 backing south or southwest 3 to 5.

Sea State

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

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Isle of Man

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering west or southwest 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest backing south or southwest, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South veering southwest 4 to 6, but becoming variable 2 to 4 for a time later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers, perhaps thundery.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 4 or 5 backing south 3 to 5.

Sea State

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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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southerly veering southwesterly 4 to 6, but becoming variable 2 to 4 for a time later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in Firth of Clyde.

Weather

Showers, perhaps thundery.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwesterly backing southerly, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate except in Firth of Clyde.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South 4 to 6, veering southwest 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate to the east of Islay and Jura, but elsewhere moderate or rough.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 3 to 5, backing south 4 to 6 later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, but slight in shelter.

Weather

Showers, then rain later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

The Minch

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight just north of Skye, but elsewhere slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing south 5 or 6 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight just north of Skye, but elsewhere slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers, then rain later.

Visibility

Moderate or 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 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate near Sutherland, but elsewhere moderate or rough.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing south 5 or 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate near Sutherland, but elsewhere moderate or rough.

Weather

Showers, then rain later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Shetland Isles

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

South 3 or 4, occasionally 2 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

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Valid Friday 20 May 2022 at 0000 UTC until Friday 20 May 2022 at 1200 UTC

General situation:

Atlantic low pressure centred south of Iceland will maintain a south to southeasterly flow across Shetland Waters.

Forecast:

Wind

South or southeast 3 to 5

Sea State

Moderate, occasionally rough in northwest, occasionally slight in southeast

Weather

Isolated showers

Visibility

Mainly good

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1200 UTC on Friday 20 May until 0000 UTC on Saturday 21 May:

Wind

South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first

Sea State

Moderate, but slight in waters east of Shetland

Weather

Mainly fair, then showers later

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later

The Channel Islands

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

North or variable 1 to 3, occasionally 4, becoming west 3 to 5 by midday, perhaps locally 6 mid-channel late afternoon.

Sea State

Smooth or slight with a low swell, increasing slight or moderate from midday and rather rough in the north and west from mid-afternoon.

Weather

Occasional rain overnight, perhaps locally heavy, clearing by late morning.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate, perhaps locally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Westerly or southwesterly 2 to 4, perhaps locally 5 at first, becoming variable 1 to 3 during the morning, then northerly or northeasterly 2 to 4 in the south of the area from mid-afternoon.

Sea State

Smooth or slight with a low swell, locally moderate to rather rough in the north and west at first.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

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

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