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 13 regions


Low pressure developing between Scotland and Iceland will bring unsettled conditions to the north of the United Kingdom with strong northwesterly winds. More settled conditions are expected in the south.

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 warning in 1 region

The general synopsis at midday

High 175 miles west of Sole, 1037, slow-moving, intensifying 1038 by midday tomorrow

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 Jul

At 050000UTC, low 68 north 05 west 998 loosing its identity by 060000UTC. Developing low expected 62 north 17 west 1004 by same time. High 48 north 23 west 1035 expected 47 north 20 west 1038 by that time

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

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