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 6 regions


Areas of low pressure will maintain unsettled weather conditions over the inshore waters of the United Kingdom, especially across Wales and southern England.

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.

The general synopsis at 1800

Lows Wight 1003 and Ireland 1010 both losing their identities by 1800 Friday. New low expected 300 miles west of Shannon 983 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.

Storm warnings in 2 regions

The general synopsis at 20:00 UTC on 13th May

At 131200UTC low 47 north 35 west 999 expected 51 north 26 west 981 by 141200 UTC. High eastern Greenland 1031 slow-moving, declining 1029 by same time

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

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