Inshore Waters

Valid

From: Mon 30th Nov at 00:00 UTC

To: Tue 1st Dec at 00:00 UTC

Summary

A ridge of high pressure will maintain settled conditions across the southern half of the United Kingdom at first. However a strengthening west to northwest airflow will develop from the north, with a cold front moving southeastwards. A further ridge will develop on Monday night.

Issued at: 00:01 UTC on 30th Nov

Regions

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly 4 to 6, veering northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later in west.

Sea State

Slight at times in south, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in northwest.

Weather

Rain then showers, perhaps squally for a time.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, becoming good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northwesterly 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 for a time in north, backing westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.

Weather

Showers at first in east, then occasional rain or drizzle.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly, veering northwesterly, 4 to 6, increasing 7 or perhaps gale 8 later in east.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in east.

Weather

Occasional rain then showers.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, becoming good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northwesterly 4 to 6, backing westerly 3 or 4, then southwesterly 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in east.

Weather

Showers then fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, veering north or northwest 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough.

Weather

Fair then rain, showers later.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, becoming good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northwest 5 to 7, backing west 3 or 4, then southwest 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Moderate, occasionally rough at first.

Weather

Showers, becoming fair.

Visibility

Good.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, veering north or northwest 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough later.

Weather

Fair then occasional rain, showers later.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, backing west or southwest 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Moderate, occasionally rough until later.

Weather

Showers, becoming fair later.

Visibility

Good.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later in northeast.

Sea State

Smooth, becoming slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in northeast.

Weather

Fair then occasional rain, showers later.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northerly or northwesterly 4 to 6, but 7 or gale 8 at first in northeast, then decreasing 3 at times later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in east.

Weather

Showers, becoming fair later.

Visibility

Good.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later, then veering northwesterly later.

Sea State

Smooth, becoming slight or moderate.

Weather

Fair then occasional rain.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northerly or northwesterly 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far east, becoming smooth later in west.

Weather

Showers in far east.

Visibility

Good.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming west or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.

Weather

Fair, then occasional rain later.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northwest, veering north, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.

Weather

Occasional rain at first, then fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth east of the Lizard peninsula.

Weather

Fair, then occasional rain later.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or northwest, veering north, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 2 to 4.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth east of the Lizard peninsula.

Weather

Occasional rain, then fair, occasional drizzle later in west.

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

Variable 3 or less, becoming west, veering northwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in northeast.

Weather

Fair, then occasional rain later.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northwest 4 to 6, veering north 4 or 5, then becoming variable 2 to 4.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in northeast.

Weather

Occasional rain then fair, occasional drizzle later in west.

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

Variable 2 to 4, becoming west 4 to 6, veering north or northwest 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.

Weather

Fair then occasional rain.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then west 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.

Weather

Rain then fair, occasional drizzle later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

West 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, veering north 4 to 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.

Weather

Fair then occasional rain, then fair again later.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, becoming good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then west or southwest 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.

Weather

Fair, occasional drizzle later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Isle of Man

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest 4 to 6, veering north or northwest 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northwest, backing west or southwest, 3 or 4.

Sea State

Slight.

Weather

Fair, occasional drizzle later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, veering northwest 4 to 6, then north 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth at first in south, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.

Weather

Occasional rain becoming fair.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North or northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 to 4, then west or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth, becoming rough later in far north.

Weather

Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.

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

Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, veering northwesterly 4 to 6, then northerly 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Rough at times near Mull of Kintyre, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.

Weather

Occasional rain becoming fair.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 to 4, then westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.

Weather

Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest 5 to 7, veering north or northwest 4 to 6, becoming variable 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first, then becoming slight at times in shelter.

Weather

Occasional rain, then showers, becoming fair.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming west or southwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, occasionally slight, becoming very rough later in far northwest.

Weather

Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

The Minch

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest veering west 5 to 7, then veering northwest 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or less later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north and in far south.

Weather

Rain then showers, becoming fair later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming west or southwest 5 to 7.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming smooth for a time in central areas.

Weather

Fair then occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.

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

Southwest veering west 5 to 7, then veering northwest 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or less later.

Sea State

Rough, occasionally very rough at first.

Weather

Rain then showers, becoming fair later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming west or southwest 5 to 7.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.

Weather

Fair then occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Shetland Isles

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly 4 or 5, then northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later in west.

Sea State

Rough, occasionally moderate east of Shetland.

Weather

Rain then showers, becoming fair later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

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

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Valid Monday 30 Nov 2020 at 0000 UTC until Monday 30 Nov 2020 at 1200 UTC

General situation:

Low pressure east of Iceland will move into the Norwegian Sea with associated fronts affecting Shetland Waters clearing south into the North Sea on Monday morning.

Forecast:

Wind

Southwest 5 to 7 veering west 4 or 5, then veering northwest 5 or 6 later.

Sea State

Rough, but moderate to east of Shetland.

Weather

Rain then showers.

Visibility

Good occasionally moderate or poor.

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1200 UTC on Monday 30 Nov until 0000 UTC on Tuesday 01 Dec:

Wind

Northwesterly veering northerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 in west later.

Sea State

Rough, but moderate in sheltered waters east of Shetland.

Weather

Showers becoming fair later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate until later.

The Channel Islands

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

East to northeast 2 to 4, becoming variable 1 to 3 before dawn, then west to northwest 2 to 4 late morning, increasing 4 to 5 by evening, locally 6 at times.

Sea State

Smooth or slight with a low swell, increasing moderate early evening.

Weather

Areas of mist and fog, mainly near the French coast, thinning during the afternoon, occasional rain or drizzle Monday evening.

Visibility

Moderate to good, locally poor or very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northwest 4 to 5, locally 6 until around dawn, veering north to northeast Tuesday morning, decreasing 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Moderate, decreasing slight by midday, with a low swell.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle, clearing by late morning.

Visibility

Moderate to poor, becoming good by late morning.

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

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