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


The United Kingdom initially lies in an unstable southerly airflow. Showers or thunderstorms will move northwards across the country, with strong to gale force winds affecting some western and northern areas. However conditions will become more settled in southern and eastern parts during Thursday.

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 midday

Low Southeast Iceland 991 moving away northwards by midday tomorrow. New high expected north Biscay 1022 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 18th May

At 180000UTC, low 58 north 24 west 973 expected 57 north 27 west 977 by 190000UTC. Lows 48 north 18 west 1001 and 59 north 07 west 999 both moving rather quickly north losing their identities by same time. High 45 north 04 west 1022 slow-moving declining 1020 by that time. New high expected 60 north 08 east 1020 by 190000UTC

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

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