Inshore Waters forecast

The inshore waters forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for coastal areas up to 12 miles offshore.

From Wednesday, 01 April 2020 0000 UTC until Thursday, 02 April 2020 0000 UTC

General situation at 2300 UTC on Tuesday, 31 March 2020
A strong but declining area of high pressure centered west of the United Kingdom will continue to extend a ridge eastwards across many areas, but slowly move southwards. Low pressure moving into the Norwegian Sea will drive a cold front south across northern areas on Wednesday and Thursday, giving strong northerly winds.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis


24 hour forecast: Wind: Northeast 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then north or northwest 3 or 4 later. Sea state: Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first. Weather: Showers later. Visibility: Good.
Outlook for the following 24 hours: Wind: North or northwest 3 or 4, backing west or southwest 4 or 5, then veering northwest 4 or 5 later. Sea state: Smooth or slight. Weather: Showers. Visibility: Good.