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 18 regions


A westerly to southwesterly airflow prevails, with showers affecting northern and western areas on Sunday night. Rain will spread east from Monday, but staying bright and showery across Scotland.

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 12 regions

The general synopsis at midday

Low just east of Iceland 989 slow moving, filling 992 by midday tomorrow. High Spain 1036 expected southwestern France 1031 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.

The general synopsis at 20:00 UTC on 17th Jan

At 171200UTC, low 43 north 39 west 988 expected 46 north 29 west 992 by 181200UTC. Low 64 north 10 west 989 slow moving, filling 992 by same time. New high expected 70 north 39 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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