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


A deep area of low pressure in the North Sea will bring unsettled weather to all parts during the next 48 hours. Gales are expected for most waters, with severe gales developing for a time in the north and east.

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 29 regions

The general synopsis at midnight

Low Tyne 967 expected South Utsire 954 by midnight tonight.

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 20:00 UTC on 20th Jan

At 201200UTC, low 58 north 01 east 977 losing its identity by 211200UTC. New low expected 58 north 03 east 950 by same time. Low 46 north 32 west 989 expected 45 north 15 west 991 by that time. New lows expected 51 north 35 west 993 and 47 north 06 west 985 by 211200UTC. High 72 north 26 west 1034 slow-moving, declining 1028 by same time. New high expected 64 north 44 west 1029 by that time

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

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