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Guide to marine forecasts

Ship in stormy seas

The guides below will provide you with a description of what you will see on the marine weather pages, with details of how to view or change your view of the content.

The Met Office provides a wide range of marine forecasts and warnings.

This guide will help you to understand the forecasts and warnings we provide.

There are four sets of forecasts and warnings:

How to view the forecasts

The example below shows the shipping forecasts and gale warnings page but the information applies to all four marine forecast pages.

Marine forecasts

The tabs at the top of the forecast map will allow you to navigate between the marine forecasts and maps and the surface pressure chartsBullet 1

A clickable map is used to display the warnings. Areas of the map are coloured red when a warning is in force. Selecting an area on the map will display the forecast for that area in the table to the right of the map.Bullet 2

You can choose to select any individual area for display. Areas and type of forecast can be selected using the drop down boxes.Bullet 3

The details of the forecast or warning for your selected area will appear here.Bullet 4

Toggle between the type of forecasts you wish to display by using these buttons.Bullet 5

There is a printable view which contains the forecast for all areas.Bullet 6

The updated time refers to the time when a new forecast has been issued.Bullet 7

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