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 7 regions


High pressure, initially centred to the southwest of the United Kingdom, will build more bodily to the west, becoming centred close to Iceland by Sunday evening.

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 5 regions

The general synopsis at 1800

High Shannon 1030 expected Bailey 1032 by 1800 Saturday. New low expected south Fitzroy 1009 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 20:00 UTC on 27th May

At 271200UTC low 53 north 39 west 984 expected 56 north 41 west 988 by 281200UTC. High 48 north 10 west 1030 expected 61 north 11 west 1032 by same time. New lows expected 47 north 34 west 1011 and 47 north 27 west 1010 by that time

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

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