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 19 regions


A low centred over the northern North Sea will move away eastwards, allowing a transient ridge to move in from the west. After a period of lighter winds, a weather front will then move eastwards on Friday, introducing a return to stronger winds.

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 10 regions

The general synopsis at midday

Low north Atlantic 974 moving northeastwards expected south of Iceland 972 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 4 regions

The general synopsis at 20:00 UTC on 22nd Oct

At 221200UTC, low 60 north 26 west 974 expected 63 north 24 west 972 by 231200UTC. Low 50 north 57 west 1008 expected 54 north 28 west 971 by same time. New low expected 58 north 37 west 970 by that time.

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

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