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 centred to the west of Ireland will move steadily eastwards across the British Isles and fill during the next 24 hours. A second area of low pressure will then move across southern areas on Sunday maintaining the unsettled weather with further rain or showers.

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 17 regions

The general synopsis at 0600

New low expected North Utsire 987 by 0600 tomorrow. Low Shannon 974 losing its identity

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 24th Mar

At 240000UTC, low 54 north 15 west 972 expected 56 north 03 west 986 by 250000UTC. New low expected 52 north 29 west 1000 by same time. a second new low expected 49 north 25 west 1001 by that time. at 240000UTC, a third new low expected 47 north 32 west 1003 by 250000UTC. High 71 north 28 west 1025 dissipating by same time

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

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