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 20 regions


A cold, strong and showery northerly flow will affect the British Isles tonight, as a deep low in the southern North Sea moves away eastwards. Winds easing during Thursday as a ridge of high pressure edges in from the west. A new Atlantic frontal system will then bring a strong westerly flow for Friday.

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 19 regions

The general synopsis at midday

Low German Bight 970 expected Baltic sea 974 by midday tomorrow

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 1st Dec

At 011200UTC, low 60 north 40 west 995 expected 66 north 32 west 982 by 021200UTC. High 42 north 30 west 1039 expected 40 north 27 west 1037 by same time. Low 65 north 10 east 990 moving steadily southwest, losing its identity

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

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