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 15 regions


An area of low pressure currently lying over the north Atlantic will move east-northeastwards towards the Faroe Islands during Wednesday. This will bring a spell of gales to northern areas, and perhaps an interval of storm force winds to the far north of Scotland during Wednesday evening and night.

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 12 regions

The general synopsis at 1800

Developing Atlantic low moving rapidly northeast, expected Faeroes 991 by 1800 Wednesday

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 25th Jan

At 251200UTC, low 66 north 22 west 983 expected 68 north 10 east 992 by 261200UTC. New low expected 61 north 17 west 994 by same time. New low expected 67 north 27 west 1005 by that time. at 251200UTC, low 51 north 48 west 1003, expected 61 north 39 west 1004 by 261200UTC. High 63 north 45 west 1022 expected 69 north 37 west 1015 by same time. High 51 north 02 west 1036 expected 47 north 04 west 1037 by that time

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

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