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


An Atlantic frontal system will move east across all parts during today, with a low pressure forming in the southern North Sea early on Friday. After a brief flat ridge, the next front will move into northwestern areas early on Saturday.

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 18 regions

The general synopsis at midnight

New low expected Faeroes 976 by midnight tonight. Low Forties 987 losing its identity

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 2 regions

The general synopsis at 20:00 UTC on 8th Dec

At 081200UTC, low 59 north 51 west 955 expected 61 north 31 west 976 by 091200UTC. Lows 61 north 42 west 966 and 56 north 01 west 976 both losing their identities by same time. New low expected 61 north 15 west 979 by that time

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

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