The current Met Office inshore waters forecast for our area. Pass the sickbag...
Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides.
24 hour forecast:
Wind: south or southwest severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, veering northwest and decreasing 6 to gale 8.
Weather: rain then showers.
Visibility: moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.
Sea State: very rough or high.
Outlook for the following 24 hours:
Wind: northwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4, then backing southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
Weather: showers, rain later.
Visibility: moderate or good.
Sea State: rough or very rough, but high in open waters at first.
...and the met office shipping forecast for the Hebrides area is (their capitals)...
SOUTHWEST BECOMING CYCLONIC THEN NORTHWEST, SEVERE GALE 9 TO VIOLENT STORM 11, OCCASIONALLY HURRICANE FORCE 12 AT FIRST, DECREASING 6 TO GALE 8. RAIN THEN SHOWERS. MODERATE OR POOR.