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 4 regions


A ridge of high pressure will build across the United Kingdom tonight. The north will see some showers at first this evening, whilst a slow-moving front will give some rain at times in the southeast into Thursday morning.

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 midday

Low Portugal 1010 expected Trafalgar 1003 by midday tomorrow. Low Biscay 1011 losing its identity 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.

Storm warnings in 3 regions

The general synopsis at 08:00 UTC on 25th Nov

At 250000UTC, low 57 north 52 west 971 expected 64 north 38 west 955 by 260000UTC. Lows 60 north 10 west 993 and 66 north 02 west 991 losing its identity by same time. Low 62 north 04 east 995 expected 66 north 23 east 992 by that time. at 250000UTC, high 43 north 33 west 1041 expected 37 north 31 west 1034 by 260000UTC.

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

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