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 17 regions


An area of low pressure lies over England and Wales today with heavy showers or thunderstorms breaking out and temporary squally winds in places. A ridge will build over Scotland and Northern Ireland later before building further southeast over the United Kingdom on Wednesday as a front approaches western 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 3 regions

The general synopsis at midnight

Low Dogger 1004 expected southern Norway 1001 by midnight tonight. Low northeast Fitzroy 1004 expected northwest France 1007 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.

Storm warning in 1 region

The general synopsis at 08:00 UTC on 16th Aug

At 160000UTC low 56 north 49 west 1004 expected 61 north 36 west 987 by 170000UTC. Low 71 north 11 west 1001 expected 74 north 04 west 997 by same time. High 46 north 30 west 1029 expected 43 north 27 west 1031 by that time

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

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