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|Time to low||19:26|
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|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 Portaferry'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 Portaferry'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 water: , Low water:
Today's Dover tides — High waters: 04:58, 17:30, Low waters: 12:09, 01:00
We are now approaching the next tidal event that will be Springs.
High Water Strangford Quay Dover +0147 springs, +0157 neaps, and +0152 Belfast,
MHWS 3.6m MHWN 3.1m MLWN 0.9m MLWS 0.4m
Strangford Narrows Tidal Streams are covered in the Entering and exiting the Strangford Narrows [lroute] route description.
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Headline: Dull start today with patchy drizzle. Brightening up in afternoon.
Today: Cloudy with still a few drizzly showers at first gradually dying out. Some brighter weather developing in the afternoon with a little sunshine breaking through. Lighter northwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 20C.
Tonight: A dry and bright evening for most places. Thickening cloud will spread east overnight with the odd spot of light rain. Minimum Temperature 13C.
Friday: A rather cloudy day with a little light rain or drizzle in places. Some brightness may come through in the afternoon in the north and east. Maximum Temperature 18C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday: A mainly dry weekend although rather cloudy at times with a few light showers. Dry with plenty of sunshine on Monday. Becoming warmer with lighter winds.
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:
VHF Channel Ch. M2, 80
P: +44 28 4272 9598
M: +44 7703 209 780
Strangford Harbour Master (at ferry terminal)
VHF Channel Ch 12, 14, 16, M
Tel:+44 28 4488 1637
Monday to Friday (9am-5pm)
Police: +44 4461 5011, Medical Clinic +44 4461 3016
British Admiralty 2156 ‘Strangford Lough’, scale of 37,500:1. The key detail chart for the narrows is 2159 ‘Strangford Narrows’, scale of 12,500:1, including ‘Strangford’, scale of 5,000:1. Imray chart C62 – ‘Irish Sea’. Irish Ordinance Survey No. 21.
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.