Coast and Sea

Tide Tables

Predicted times and heights for more than 500 locations around the UK.

Tidal information supplied by the UK Hydrographic Office.

Inshore Waters

Specialist forecasts for coastal waters, up to 12 nautical miles offshore, around the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Strong winds warnings in 5 regions


The United Kingdom continues to lie in a slack area of relatively low pressure that will continue the cool and showery theme of late. Winds will be predominantly light, although stronger winds can be expected through the English Channel.

Shipping Forecast

The world’s longest running continuous weather forecast, the Shipping Forecast offers specialist forecasts for 31 sea areas covering the waters around the British Isles.

The general synopsis at midnight

Low Rockall 1003 expected just west of Rockall 1011 by midnight tonight. Low Fitzroy 1015 losing its identity by same time. New high expected southwest Fitzroy 1029 by that time

Extended Outlook

Longer-term forecasts, covering three days beyond the 24-hour Shipping Forecast, for three broad sea areas around the British Isles.

High Seas

Specialist forecasts including wind, sea state and visibility for 13 sea areas within the North Atlantic region known as METAREA I.

The general synopsis at 08:00 UTC on 18th May

At 180000UTC, low 57 north 13 west 1003 expected 56 north 16 west 1011 by 190000UTC. Low 52 north 30 west 1011 expected 51 north 32 west 1015 by same time. Low 43 north 12 west 1015 losing its identity by that time. New low expected 42 north 34 west 1004 by 190000UTC

Coast & Sea information supplied by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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