Travel, Weather & Tide Information

Travel News & Information

Please find to the right a combined Twitter list created by us featuring tweets which will hopefully help with your journey.

Our list features the official Tweets from:

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Marine Weather

The shipping forecast is compiled by the UK Meteorological Office (Met Office) and is issued on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The forecast is issued four times a day at 2300, 0500, 1100 and 1700 UTC and covers a period of 24 hours from 0000, 0600, 1200 and 1800 UTC respectively.

The forecast contains details of gale warnings in force, a general synopsis and sea-area forecasts containing forecast wind direction and force, weather and visibility. Gale warnings are issued as required throughout the day (for winds of Gale Force 8 or more).

Weather bulletins for shipping are broadcast daily on BBC Radio 4 at the following times:

  • 0048 and 0520 (long wave and FM)
  • 1201 and 1754 (normally long wave only)

The Shipping forecast is also available to UK residents to listen to online via the BBC iPlayer.

To the right you will find the latest shipping forecast and gale warnings for all 31 sea areas around the UK.

Current and Forecast Wind – from

Cloud and Rain – from

Met Office Weather Warnings

Please find below a list of the current weather warnings that are in force for London and the South East of England. These warnings are issued by the UK Met Office when adverse weather is expected in the region. If the box below is empty no current warnings are in force.

Tide Times for Dover

Please note that the internet does not form a part of the Maritime Safety Information operational data stream and should never be relied upon as a means to obtain the latest marine forecast and warning information