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 19 regions


Low pressure will be centred over the United Kingdom over the next couple of days. This will bring unsettled and often cold and windy conditions to the inshore waters. Low pressure will start to move away southwards on Saturday night, with winds falling light.

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 26 regions

The general synopsis at 0600

Low Thames 968 expected southwest England 981 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.

Storm warnings in 5 regions

The general synopsis at 08:00 UTC on 4th Dec

At 040000UTC, low sea area Wight 970 expected 53 north 04 west 976 by 050000UTC. High 69 north 36 west 1046 expected 65 north 24 west 1029 by same time. High 44 north 35 west 1038 expected 40 north 34 west 1036 by that time. at 040000UTC, low 60 north 01 west 973 expected 62 north 07 west 1004 by 050000UTC. New lows expected 56 north 41 west 1012 and 65 north 06 east 999 by same time

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

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