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


High pressure persists to the south of the United Kingdom. A trough moves east across the northern waters bringing strong winds to southern waters but gales and some storms to the northern waters this evening and into tomorrow. The high will build north later tomorrow with winds easing off across the coastal waters, before an Atlantic low brings strong winds to the west on Sunday.

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 21 regions

The general synopsis at 0600

High Fitzroy 1039 expected Biscay with little change by 0600 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 4 regions

The general synopsis at 08:00 UTC on 28th Jan

At 280000UTC, low 66 north 28 west 985 expected 69 north 01 west 973 by 290000UTC. High 47 north 09 west 1038 expected 48 north 09 west 1039 by same time. Low 56 north 32 west 1000 losing its identity

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

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