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 13 regions


An area of high pressure will move away eastwards during Tuesday, allowing weather fronts to cross the country later in the day and during Wednesday. A new area of high pressure will then begin to build in the west from Wednesday 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 7 regions

The general synopsis at 1800

High southeast England 1040 expected austria 1037 by 1800 Tuesday. New lows expected Iceland 1002 and France 1029 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 17th Jan

At 171200UTC, low 64 north 37 west 988 expected 75 north 06 east 965 by 181200UTC. Low 46 north 37 west 995 expected 44 north 37 west 1011 by same time. Low 49 north 18 west 1019 losing its identity by that time. at 171200UTC, high southern Greenland 1000, slow-moving and intensifying 1020 by 181200UTC. High 53 north 05 west 1040 expected 51 north 04 east 1038 by same time

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

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