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 9 regions


High pressure over the North Sea will maintain settled conditions across most of the United Kingdom, but a strengthening southwesterly will develop across Scotland on Monday as a cold front sinks southwards. Low pressure over biscay and France will continue to bring a northeasterly airflow across 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 warnings in 3 regions

The general synopsis at 1800

Low Fitzroy 1011 expected just west of Fitzroy 1017 by 1800 Sunday. Atlantic low 1002 expected northern Iceland 976 by same time. High Forties 1026 slow moving with little change by that 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.

Storm warning in 1 region

The general synopsis at 20:00 UTC on 19th Sep

At 191200UTC, high 50 north 32 west 1031 expected 45 north 28 west 1026 by 201200UTC. Low 49 north 51 west 1003 expected 64 north 26 west 982 by same time. Low 72 north 19 west 995 expected 75 north 05 east 985 by that time. at 191200UTC, low 45 north 14 west 1011 expected 43 north 15 west 1016 by 201200UTC. Low 66 north 31 west 990, moving rather quickly northeast, and losing its identity by same time. New low expected 64 north 37 west 987 by that time. New high expected 64 north 47 west 1013 by 201200UTC

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

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