Inshore Waters

Valid

From: Thu 25th Feb at 06:00 UTC

To: Fri 26th Feb at 06:00 UTC

Summary

The southwesterly flow will persist on Thursday with gales at first in the north, but light winds in the southwest, as a ridge builds over sea area fitzroy. The high will move over the channel on Friday before a weakening front moves east over the United Kingdom into Saturday.

Issued at: 06:00 UTC on 25th Feb

Regions

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwesterly veering westerly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, backing southwesterly 4 to 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, but rough, occasionally very rough at first, in northwest and smooth later in southwest.

Weather

Squally showers, rain later, mainly in north.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate in north.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwesterly backing southerly, 4 to 6, veering southwesterly 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, but moderate or rough in northwest.

Weather

Occasional rain.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 4 or 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 4 or 5.

Sea State

Slight, occasionally moderate at first, becoming smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 3 or 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest 3 or 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West 3 or 4, backing southwest 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight becoming smooth.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southerly 4 or 5, veering westerly 2 or 3, then northwesterly 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming smooth for a time.

Weather

Occasional rain.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then westerly 2 or 3 later.

Sea State

Smooth, occasionally slight in northeast.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southerly 4 or 5, veering westerly 2 or 3, then northwesterly 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.

Weather

Occasional rain at first.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then northwesterly 2 or 3 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West veering northwest, 3 or 4, then north 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Moderate becoming slight.

Weather

Occasional rain at first.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North 2 to 4, becoming variable 3 or less.

Sea State

Mainly slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West 3 or 4, veering northwest 2 to 4, becoming variable 3 or less.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in west, becoming slight or moderate except in west.

Weather

Showers at first.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west and smooth in lyme bay.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, but very rough at first in southwest and smooth or slight in east.

Weather

Showers at first.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 2 to 4.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in southwest and smooth in east.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

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

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 2 to 4.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in southwest and smooth later in northeast.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 2 to 4, backing south 3 or 4, veering southwest 3 to 5.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in northeast.

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good.

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time, veering west later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in northwest.

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Isle of Man

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.

Sea State

Slight or moderate becoming slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time, veering west 4 later.

Sea State

Slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time.

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest veering west, 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.

Weather

Showers, fair later.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 3 or 4, backing south 4 or 5, veering west 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

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

Southwesterly veering westerly, 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Slight, occasionally moderate in west.

Weather

Showers, fair later.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly 4 or 5, veering westerly 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Slight, occasionally moderate in west.

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, but very rough at first in northwest.

Weather

Squally showers, fair later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7, veering southwest 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in northwest.

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

The Minch

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.

Weather

Squally showers, occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 5 or 6, backing south 6 or 7, veering southwest 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

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

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.

Sea State

Very rough, occasionally rough in northeast, becoming rough.

Weather

Squally showers, occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 5 or 6, backing south 6 or 7, veering southwest 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Rough, becoming rough or very rough.

Weather

Occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Shetland Isles

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southwest, veering west, 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming moderate in east.

Weather

Squally showers, occasional rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

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

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Valid Thursday 25 Feb 2021 at 0600 UTC until Thursday 25 Feb 2021 at 1800 UTC

General situation:

Atlantic low north of the Faeroes will drift east into the northern Norwegian Sea.

Forecast:

Wind

Southwest veering west 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 in west later.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming moderate in sheltered waters east of shetland.

Weather

Squally showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Thursday 25 Feb until 0600 UTC on Friday 26 Feb:

Wind

West 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, backing southwesterly in west later.

Sea State

Rough, occasionally very rough until later, and moderate in sheltered waters east of shetland.

Weather

Showers at first, rain later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

The Channel Islands

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable, mainly southwest, 3 or less, becoming north to northwest 3 to 4 by midday.

Sea State

Rough in the north and west until dusk, otherwise smooth to slight with a low to moderate swell.

Weather

Occasional rain and mist with fog patches, clearing southeastwards by late afternoon.

Visibility

Moderate to good, occasionally very poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North 3 to 4, becoming variable, mainly northeasterly, 1 to 3 by mid morning, increasing 4 at times after dusk.

Sea State

Smooth or slight with a low swell.

Weather

Fine, occasionally fair.

Visibility

Good or very good.

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

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