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 12 regions


Low pressure centred over the English Channel will bring unsettled, cold and often windy conditions to the inshore waters for the remainder of Saturday. This low pressure will move away southwards overnight and as a consequence the wind will ease.

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 16 regions

The general synopsis at 0600

Low Portland 982 expected France 994 by 0600 tomorrow. New low expected Forties 1000 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 5th Dec

At 050000UTC, low 53 north 03 west 979 expected 48 north 01 west 992 by 050000UTC. High 65 north 30 west 028 expected 69 north 02 west 1020 by same time. New lows expected 55 north 23 west 1005 and 62 north 41 west 1002 by that time. Low 64 north 06 east 999 losing its identity

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

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