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


A broad ridge of high pressure currently lies over the northern half of the United Kingdom and will slowly move southwards over the next 48 hours. This will allow Atlantic weather fronts to follow in across northwestern waters.

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 0600

Low Biscay 1011 slow-moving, filling 1017 by 0600 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 22nd Jun

At 220000UTC, low 66 north 25 west 994 expected 68 north 09 west 999 by 230000UTC. Low 53 north 46 west 1005 expected 55 north 38 west 1010 by same time. New low expected 64 north 35 west 1015 by that time.

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

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