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 5 regions


An area of low pressure will lie over the United Kingdom during Monday, with heavy showers or thunderstorms breaking out in many areas. A brisk northerly breeze will develop across northern and western Scotland. Elsewhere the wind will remain mainly light or moderate in strength, although it could become temporarily windy and gusty in the vicinity of any thunderstorms.

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 just west of south Shannon 1003 expected east Sole 1002 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.

The general synopsis at 08:00 UTC on 15th Aug

At 150000UTC, low 51 north 16 west 1003 expected 49 north 07 west 1002 by 160000UTC. Low 66 north 10 west 1007 expected 71 north 07 west 1001 by same time. Low 48 north 60 west 1009 expected 56 north 49 west 1005 by that time. at 150000UTC, high 50 north 36 west 1026 expected 45 north 31 west 1029 by 160000UTC

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

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