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 19 regions


Atlantic lows will dominate the weather over the United Kingdom during the next few days. This will bring changeable weather with gales or severe gales, especially across northern and western areas.

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.

Gale warnings in 22 regions

The general synopsis at midnight

Low Dogger 1016 slow-moving losing its identity by midnight tonight. New low moving rapidly northeast expected Bailey 960 by same 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.

Storm warnings in 5 regions

The general synopsis at 08:00 UTC on 9th Mar

At 090000UTC, low 51 north 28 west 1001 expected 61 north 11 west 960 by 100000UTC. Low 40 north 52 west 995 expected 50 north 35 west 969 by same time. Low 59 north 20 west 998 slow-moving losing its identity by that time. at 090000UTC, low 62 north 40 west 990 expected 60 north 35 west with little change by 100000UTC. Low 69 north 16 west 1001 expected 72 north 10 west 991 by same time. High 67 north 30 east 1023 expected 64 north 28 east 1031 by that time. High 77 north 19 west 1017 dissipating

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

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