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 14 regions


Weather fronts associated with an Atlantic low will bring strong winds at first to many northern and western waters, along with outbreaks of rain. Lighter winds and more settled weather will persist across the southeast.

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.

The general synopsis at midnight

Low Southeast Iceland 991 losing its identity by midnight tonight. New low expected Plymouth 1010 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.

The general synopsis at 08:00 UTC on 17th Sep

At 170000UTC, high 44 north 34 west 1032 expected 41 north 28 west 1028 by 180000UTC. Low 63 north 18 west 991 losing its identity by same time. New low expected 72 north 15 west 988 by that time. at 170000UTC, low 60 north 51 west 996 expected 58 north 25 west 989 by 180000UTC

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

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