Inshore Waters Forecast and Strong Winds

Coastal Strong Winds

  • Strong coastal winds are forecast for the coastal areas coloured in red on the map below.
  • Click on a region to see the inshore waters forecast for that area.
Great Ormes Head to Mull of Galloway Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed Shetland Isles Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney The Minch Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath excluding The Minch North Foreland to Selsey Bill Berwick on Tweed to Whitby Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel Isle of Man The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including Firth of Clyde Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly Whitby to Gibraltar Point St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head including St Georges Channel The Channel Islands Gibraltar Point to North Foreland Labels
Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney Rattray Head to Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed to Whitby Whitby to Gibraltar Point Gibraltar Point to North Foreland North Foreland to Selsey Bill Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis Lyme Regis to Land's End including the Isles of Scilly Land's End to St David's Head including the Bristol Channel St David's Head to Great Ormes Head including St George's Channel Great Ormes Head to Mull of Galloway Isle of Man Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath excluding the Minch Shetland Islands The Minch The Channel Islands

Updated: 1050 on Wed 9 Dec 2009

Key to map Guide

Coastal locations:

  1. Cape Wrath to Rattray Head
  2. Rattray Head to Berwick-upon-Tweed
  3. Berwick-upon-Tweed to Whitby
  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point
  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland
  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill
  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis
  8. Lyme Regis to Land’s End
  9. Land’s End to St David’s Head
  10. St David’s Head to Great Ormes Head
  11. Great Ormes Head to Mull of Galloway
  12. Isle of Man
  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough
  14. Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre
  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point
  16. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath
    1. The Minch
    2. Excluding The Minch
  17. Shetland Isles and 60nm radius
  18. The Channel Islands

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General Situation

The United Kingdom will lie in a southwesterly airflow today with showery troughs moving in from the west. A ridge of high pressure will build from the west during Thursday.


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