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


Pressure will remain reasonably high across the British Isles during the next 24 hours, although a couple of fronts will bring a little rain or drizzle to some areas. A strong southwesterly airflow will develop across the northwest of Scotland.

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 midday

Low northwest Fitzroy 995 expected 250 miles west of Trafalgar 999 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.

Storm warning in 1 region

The general synopsis at 20:00 UTC on 28th Nov

At 281200UTC, low 46 north 15 west 995 expected 36 north 19 west 999 by 291200UTC. Low 61 north 39 west 993 expected 66 north 13 west 994 by same time. Low 71 north 18 west 987 expected 77 north 12 east 990 by that time. at 281200UTC, high 43 north 34 west 1034 slow-moving, declining 1032 by 291200UTC. New lows expected 47 north 52 west 998 and 41 north 14 west 1009 by same time. New high expected 58 north 38 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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