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


Strengthening winds will affect the British Isles today, between a trough of low pressure to the north and west, and a ridge of high pressure over France. A deep low will then arrive to the southwest of Ireland later tonight, before moving northeastwards across Ireland and Scotland during the course of Tuesday.

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 15 regions

The general synopsis at 0600

Low Fitzroy 992 expected Shannon 973 by 0600 tomorrow. Low Shannon 1001 losing its identity

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 2 regions

The general synopsis at 08:00 UTC on 19th Oct

At 190000UTC, low 42 north 16 west 999 expected 49 north 13 west 973 by 200000UTC. Lows 44 north 26 west 999, 50 north 19 west 1006 and 60 north 16 west 1006 all losing their identities by same time. High 50 north 48 west 1037 expected 46 north 50 west 1036 by that time

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

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