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 Thursday, 27 February 2020 0000 UTC until Friday, 28 February 2020 0000 UTC

General situation at 2300 UTC on Wednesday, 26 February 2020
A small but vigorous area of low pressure will nip quickly eastwards up the English Channel during the rest of tonight, followed by a transient ridge of high pressure. Thereafter a complex area of low pressure developing to the west of the United Kingdom will spread unsettled and in places windy conditions northeastwards.

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis


24 hour forecast: Wind: Southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic then northwest 5 to 7, then backing west 3 or 4 later. Sea state: Slight or moderate, occasionally rough offshore. Weather: Rain for a time. Visibility: Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.
Outlook for the following 24 hours: Wind: West 3 or 4, backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8. Sea state: Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Weather: Fair then rain or drizzle. Visibility: Good becoming moderate or poor.