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|High Water||Low Water|
|04:08 (2.1m)||10:01 (0.8m)|
|16:46 (2.2m)||23:16 (0.8m)|
|Time to low||4:51|
|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 Culmore Bay'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 Culmore Bay'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 RIVER FOYLE (LISAHALLY) tides — High waters: 04:08, 16:46, Low waters: 10:01, 23:16
Today's Dover tides — High waters: 06:58, 19:46, Low waters: 01:23, 14:07
We are now approaching the next tidal event that will be Springs.
High Water Moville +0350 Dover
MHWS 2.3m MHWN 1.8m MLWN 0.8m MLWS 0.3m
Direction of stream
Offshore of Lough Foyle
Dover -0530 East going, +0030 West going; spring rate of 2 knots
In the Entrance
Dover -0320 Ebb (one hour less at Magilligan Point); spring rate of 3.5 knots.
Once inside the main channel the streams gradually reduce in strength inwards to the River Foyle and generally run in the direction of the main channel. A useful eddy 60 metres off the shoreline, that can be taken advantage of during both ebb and flood, is on the northwest side of the entrance in the area between Warren Point and Moville.
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Headline: Very windy with rain spreading southeast later.
This Evening and Tonight: Largely overcast this evening and overnight with a band of rain spreading from the northwest later. Strong and gusty west to southwesterly winds, locally gales by morning, especially near coasts. Unseasonably mild. Minimum Temperature 10C.
Saturday: Rain clearing through the morning to leave bright spells and a few showers near northern coasts. Strong or gale force southwesterly winds becoming northwesterly and easing through the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 9C.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Staying unsettled with wind and rain on Sunday. Cold, bright and breezy with scattered showers on Monday. Rain clearing south on Tuesday and staying windy.
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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. The Irish Coast Guard has a coastal unit at Greencastle.
Other useful contacts in this area:
Harbour Master: VHF Ch 16 and 14 Call sign [Harbour Radio]
P: +44 28 71 861113 M: +44 780 1032387
British Admiralty 2798 ‘Lough Foyle to Sanda Island including Rathlin Island’ scale of 200,000:1 and 2723 ‘Western Approaches to the North Channel’ scale of 200,000:1 large scale. Closer in Admiralty 2811 ‘Sheep Haven to Lough Foyle including Inishtrahull’ scale of 75,000 and 2499 ‘Approaches to Londonderry and Coleraine’ scale 40,000:1, and 2511 ‘Approaches to Lough Foyle’ scale of 25,000:1 plus 2510 ‘Approaches to Londonderry’ scale of 25,000:1. Admiralty Leisure Folio SC5612 Northern Ireland, 'Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle' sheets 12, 22 and 23. Imray chart C64 ‘Belfast Lough to Crinan and Islay’ plus Northern Ireland Ordinance Survey No. 3 and 4 at a scale of 1:50,000 for inland details.
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