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 7 regions


High pressure will continue to lie across United Kingdom for at least the next couple of days, bringing settled conditions to many areas. However a weather front will bring rain or drizzle to the far north of Scotland at times.

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 4 regions

The general synopsis at midnight

High German Bight 1030 expected southern Baltic 1027 by midnight tonight. High Shannon 1029 dissipating

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 10th Aug

At 100000UTC, low Iceland 987 expected 72 north 00 east 983 by 110000UTC. High 51 north 42 west 1023 expected 53 north 35 west 1022 by same time. Low 46 north 55 west 1009 expected 47 north 43 west 1011 by that time. at 100000UTC, high Shannon 1029, dissipating by 110000UTC. New low expected 66 north 36 west 1000 by same time

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

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