Inshore Waters

Valid

From: Sat 24th Oct at 06:00 UTC

To: Sun 25th Oct at 06:00 UTC

Summary

A very deep area of low pressure slow moving to the west of Scotland will bring gales, locally severe, to most areas. Its associated fronts will move eastwards across all areas during today and tonight with clear or sunny spells and squally showers to follow.

Issued at: 06:00 UTC on 24th Oct

Regions

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southeast 6 to gale 8 veering south 5 to 7.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north, becoming slight or moderate in east.

Weather

Occasional rain then showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South 5 to 7.

Sea State

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

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Mainly good.

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South 6 to gale 8, veering south or southwest 5 or 6.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming mainly moderate.

Weather

Occasional rain then showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.

Sea State

Slight in firths of Forth and Tay, otherwise moderate or rough.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6.

Sea State

Moderate, occasionally rough for a time.

Weather

Rain for a time then showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South or southwest 5 to 7.

Sea State

Slight near shore, otherwise moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time.

Weather

Fair then occasional rain.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South or southwest 5 to 7.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly 7 to severe gale 9, for a time.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough for a time in east.

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Mainly good.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly 5 to 7, backing southerly 7 to severe gale 9 for a time.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming rough of very rough for a time.

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.

Sea State

Moderate or rough.

Weather

Thundery showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.

Weather

Showers, rain for a time.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 5 to 7.

Sea State

Moderate or rough.

Weather

Thundery showers.

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

Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.

Weather

Showers, rain for a time.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest veering west, 5 to 7.

Sea State

Very rough in far west, otherwise moderate or rough.

Weather

Thundery showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.

Sea State

Moderate in Bristol Channel, otherwise rough or very rough.

Weather

Rain then showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest veering west, 6 to gale 8.

Sea State

Mainly moderate in Bristol Channel, otherwise rough or very rough.

Weather

Thundery showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

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

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South 7 to severe gale 9, veering southwest 5 to 7.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.

Weather

Rain then showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest, veering west later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far south.

Weather

Thundery showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South 7 to severe gale 9, veering southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate in Liverpool Bay, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.

Weather

Rain then showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 5 to 7.

Sea State

Slight or moderate in Liverpool Bay, otherwise moderate or rough.

Weather

Thundery showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Isle of Man

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, then veering southwest 5 to 7.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.

Weather

Rain for a time, showers later.

Visibility

Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 6 or 7.

Sea State

Moderate or rough.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Mainly good.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough in east.

Weather

Rain then squally showers.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South or southwest 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.

Weather

Squally showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

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 or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in North Channel.

Weather

Rain then showers.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough.

Weather

Squally showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest 6 to gale 8.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high for a time in northwest.

Weather

Rain then squally showers.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, occasionally high in northwest.

Weather

Rain or squally showers.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

The Minch

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest 6 to gale 8.

Sea State

Moderate or rough in north, very rough or high in south.

Weather

Rain then squally showers.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough in north, rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time in south.

Weather

Rain or squally showers.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South or southwest 6 to gale 8.

Sea State

Moderate or rough near Sutherland, otherwise very rough or high.

Weather

Rain then squally showers.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough near Sutherland, otherwise very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough.

Weather

Rain or squally showers.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Shetland Isles

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering south 5 to 7.

Sea State

Moderate at times in sheltered east, otherwise rough or very rough.

Weather

Showers, rain for a time.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor for a time.

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

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Valid Saturday 24 Oct 2020 at 0600 UTC until Saturday 24 Oct 2020 at 1800 UTC

General situation:

Deep area of low pressure will become centred to the west of Scotland on Saturday night. Associated troughs will cross Shetland Waters over next 24 hours

Forecast:

Wind

South or southeast 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time, decreasing 4 or 5 later

Sea State

Rough or very rough

Weather

Occasional rain

Visibility

Moderate or good occasionally poor for a time

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Saturday 24 Oct until 0600 UTC on Sunday 25 Oct:

Wind

South 4 or 5

Sea State

Rough or very rough

Weather

Occasional rain at first then fair

Visibility

Good occasionally moderate at first

The Channel Islands

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

South to southwest 5 to 7, locally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt this afternoon, veering southwest to west 4 to 6 for a time early evening.

Sea State

Rather rough in the south this morning, otherwise rough, occasionally very rough in the northwest from late afternoon to midnight.

Weather

Isolated showers rain this afternoon, heavy at times, clearing around midnight then isolated showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate, becoming moderate to poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 5 to 6, occasionally 7 with gusts to 40kt around showers.

Sea State

Rather rough to rough, perhaps occasionally very rough in the northwest.

Weather

Scattered showers, occasionally heavy with the risk of thunder.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

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

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