Inshore Waters

Valid

From: Wed 23rd Jun at 18:00 UTC

To: Thu 24th Jun at 18:00 UTC

Summary

Conditions will remain fine across southern and eastern England through Wednesday evening and Wednesday night. However further west and north Atlantic fronts will spread outbreaks of rain or drizzle slowly southeastwards across the United Kingdom.

Issued at: 18:00 UTC on 23rd Jun

Regions

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less becoming southwest 3 to 5, then veering west or northwest 5 to 7 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate to the west and north of Orkney, but elsewhere smooth or slight.

Weather

Mainly fair then rain at times, fog patches in north.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Westerly 5 or 6 at first in south, otherwise northerly 6 to gale 8, veering northeasterly 4 to 6 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight at first except to the west and north of Orkney, otherwise moderate or rough.

Weather

Rain or showers, becoming fair later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor until later.

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5, occasionally variable 2 in north, increasing 6 at times later in south.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers, then rain later.

Visibility

Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

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

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough later.

Weather

Rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable, but mainly west or southwest overnight, 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable 2 to 4 becoming north 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in far north.

Weather

Rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Southeast 2 to 4 veering southwest 1 to 3, then becoming variable mainly south 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Slight, becoming smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

South or southwest 2 to 4, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Rain or showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Easterly 2 to 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then occasionally 4 again later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Variable becoming southerly or southwesterly, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers, perhaps thundery later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, then becoming westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Showers at first in east, otherwise fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwesterly 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming slight.

Weather

Fair then showers, perhaps thundery later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest 3 or 4, but becoming variable 3 or less for a time.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Fair then rain or showers, perhaps thundery later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Westerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly at times in east, 2 to 4.

Sea State

Smooth or slight in east, slight throughout in west.

Weather

Fair, then rain or drizzle in west.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor in west.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Westerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly at times in east, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight in east, but in west slight becoming moderate.

Weather

Rain then showers, perhaps thundery later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east, but becoming variable 2 for a time in west.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Rain at times, mainly in west, fog patches developing.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Westerly or northwesterly, veering northerly for a time in west, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.

Weather

Rain with fog patches then showers, perhaps thundery later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good later.

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

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches developing.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest veering north or northwest, 3 to 5.

Sea State

Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.

Weather

Rain or showers, mainly at first.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor at first.

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest, veering northwest for a time, 2 to 4, occasionally 5 later in Solway Firth.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Rain at times, fog patches for a time.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor for a time.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or southwest 3 to 5 veering northwest 4 to 6, then becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time.

Weather

Rain for a time at first, otherwise showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor at first.

Isle of Man

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest 1 to 3 veering northwest 2 to 4, then backing southwest 3 or 4 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle, but becoming fair for a time.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Southwest 3 or 4 veering northwest 4 to 6, then northeast 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time.

Weather

Rain then showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor at first.

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, then becoming west or northwest 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate in far north, but elsewhere smooth or slight.

Weather

Rain at times, fog patches at first.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West or northwest 3 to 5 veering north or northwest 4 to 6.

Sea State

Smooth or slight at first in east, otherwise mainly slight or moderate, but becoming rough for a time in far north.

Weather

Rain then showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor at first.

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 2 to 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Rain at times, fog patches until later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Westerly 3 to 5 veering northwesterly 4 to 6, then northeasterly 3 to 5 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate except in far north, and occasionally rough for a time near the Mull of Kintyre.

Weather

Rain then showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor at first.

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

West 2 to 4 backing southwest 3 to 5, then veering north or northwest later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight until later to the east and south of Islay and Jura, otherwise slight or moderate.

Weather

Rain or drizzle at times, with fog patches, then showers later.

Visibility

Moderate to very poor, becoming good later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

Northwest 3 to 5 veering north 5 to 7, then northeast 4 to 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time except to the east and south of Islay and Jura.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

The Minch

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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, then north 5 to 7 later.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later, then rough later in far north.

Weather

Rain or drizzle at times, with fog patches, then showers later.

Visibility

Moderate to very poor, becoming good later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North 5 to 7, veering northeast 4 to 6 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate in south and east, moderate or rough in west and north.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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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, then north 5 to 7 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.

Weather

Rain or drizzle at times, with fog patches, then showers later.

Visibility

Moderate to very poor, becoming good later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

North 5 to 7, veering northeast 4 to 6 later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Shetland Isles

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Strong winds warning issued

24 hour forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less becoming cyclonic 3 to 5, then becoming northeasterly 5 to 7 later except in far south and southeast.

Sea State

Slight or moderate in north, west and south, but smooth or slight in east.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

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

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Strong winds warning issued

Valid Wednesday 23 Jun 2021 at 1800 UTC until Thursday 24 Jun 2021 at 0600 UTC

General situation:

Atlantic fronts spreading from west as a low tracks eastwards, to be west of Orkney by noon Thursday.

Forecast:

Wind

Variable 3 or less, becoming easterly or southeasterly 2 to 4, occasionally 5 later in northwest

Sea State

Slight or moderate, but smooth in sheltered waters east of Shetland

Weather

Mainly fair at first, occasional rain and risk fog patches later

Visibility

Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later

Outlook for 12 Hours from 0600 UTC on Thursday 24 Jun until 1800 UTC on Thursday 24 Jun:

Wind

Easterly or southeasterly becoming cyclonic, 3 to 5, then becoming northeasterly 5 to 7 in northwest

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far west, but smooth in sheltered waters east of Shetland

Weather

Occasional rain, also fog patches in south

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in south

The Channel Islands

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24 hour forecast:

Wind

North or northwest 2 to 4, locally variable 1 to 3 at times, then backing west or northwest around midday.

Sea State

Smooth or slight.

Weather

Risk of rain, drizzle and mist patches later, mainly in the west.

Visibility

Good, perhaps locally moderate or poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours:

Wind

West 3 or 4, occasionally 5 from Friday morning.

Sea State

Smooth or slight, increasing slight or moderate from Friday morning with a low swell.

Weather

Occasional rain, drizzle and mist.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, locally good.

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

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