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|Low Water||High Water|
|05:40 (0.8m)||11:42 (3.3m)|
|17:54 (0.5m)||00:07 (3.3m)|
|Time to high||1:12|
|Tide height over CD|
|Mean Spring Curve||Mean Neap Curve||Intervening Period|
Small tidal stream inaccuracies can develop when advancing beyond HW Dover +6. Because of this we only enable today's tidal stream chartlets to advance 24 hours. Future tidal planning is best accomplished by using Simmy Island's future tides predictor below.
The above image represents the current tidal streams offshore of this haven. Streams attaining three knots and above are highlighted by red arrows . All times are in local time with red text indicating springs, blue indicating neaps and gray between tidal events. Click [+] to advance the estimate by an hour and click [-] to step back. Future tidal planning is best accomplished by using Simmy Island's future tides predictor below.
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Arrows represent the direction of tidal streams with lighter or shorter arrows indicating weaker streams. Stronger streams are indicated by heavier or longer arrows, and as mentioned above, red arrows flagging rates of 3 knots and above. Numerals represent [mean neap, mean spring] rates in tenths of a knot. For example the numbers 12,23 would indicate a mean neap of 1.2 knots and a mean spring of 2.3 knots.
More local tidal detailsToday's Strangford tides — High waters: 11:42, 01:00, Low waters: 05:40, 17:54
Today's Dover tides — High waters: 09:48, 22:02, Low waters: 04:34, 17:00
We are now approaching the next tidal event that will be Springs.
High Water Strangford Quay Dover +0147 springs, 0157 neaps
MHWS 3.6m MHWN 3.1m MLWN 0.9m MLWS 0.4m
Local high water Dover +0145 or 2 hours 15 minutes after high water at Belfast
Inside the Lough tides decrease significantly
6 Kn between Strangford & Portaferry
4 Kn at Ballyhenry Island
1.5 Kn at Don O’Neill Island
This tool can be used to estimate future costal tidal streams for this area. All that is required are two simple steps:
Step 1: What is the Dover High Water for the target date?
Use a current Dover Tide Table to find Dover High Water for the target date. The National Oceanography Centre offers online tidal predictions for up to 28 days from today. Click here to open their tide table for Dover
Step 2: Input the target date's Dover High Water
Taking a mean tidal offset from Dover's tide, we expect your targetted date's associated local tide at to be:
High waters: Low waters:
Data based on an average tide is only accurate to within one hour, if you more precise times are required use the ISA tidal predictions, with Strangford offset -01:00.
For planning purposes only, not for navigation. Please see our terms and conditions.
Headline: Dry and mostly sunny on Friday.
This Evening and Tonight: A dry and fine end to the day with some late sunshine. Mostly clear skies overnight but chance of some patchy low cloud in the east for a time. Mainly light winds. Minimum Temperature 6C.
Friday: Any low cloud soon clearing early Friday to leave a dry and mostly sunny day, feeling warm inland but cooler near eastern coasts. Maximum Temperature 22C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday: Largely warm, dry and sunny over the coming days. Perhaps turning cloudier in the north and west for a time on Monday.
Click [+] to advance by twelve hours and click [-] to step back. The forecasted time is presented in the top left hand corner of the pressure chart. Click the image to display it in a full window.
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Belfast Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC). Operational Area: Northern Ireland/ Irish Republic Border, Lough Foyle to Northern/Irish Republic Border Carlingford Lough. Belfast Coastguard (MRSC) VHF Ch 16, liaises closely with IRCG. Emergencies are worked on 16, 67 and working channel.
Alternatively, or if ashore, phone 999 and 112 and ask for ‘Marine Rescue’. Police, Fire and Rescue are also available on this number. Belfast (MRSC) may be contacted directly on +44 2891 463 933. An inshore lifeboat is maintained at Portaferry.
Other useful contacts in this area:
East Down Yacht Club, Comber Road, Killyleagh,
Tel:+44 28 44 828375
Killyleagh Yacht Club
Tel:+44 28 44 828250
Police: +44 4461 5011, Medical Clinic +44 4461 3016
The key detail charts are British Admiralty 2156 ‘Strangford Lough’, the scale of 37,500:1. and for the ‘Narrows’ 2159 ‘Strangford Narrows’, the scale of 12,500:1, including ‘Strangford’, the scale of 5,000:1. Imray chart C62 – ‘Irish Sea’. Northern Ireland Ordinance Survey No. 21 at a scale of 1:50,000.
Please note eOceanic makes no guarantee of the validity of this information. Whilst every effort has been made to use valid source data and ensure calculations are correct, no warranty is made. All tidal predictions are approximations and differences used to calculate times and heights at secondary ports are based on stated averages that reduce precision. This information is provided as a guide only and is not to be used for navigation. For navigation please refer to published tidal tables. Actual height and time of tides are affected by barometric pressure and other weather effects. Any data provided on this page is entirely used at your own risk and you must read our legal page if you view data on this site.