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|High Water||Low Water|
|01:56 (3.7m)||08:13 (0.2m)|
|14:29 (3.3m)||20:18 (0.7m)|
|Time to low||3:39|
|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 Quoile'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 Quoile'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 Belfast tides — High waters: 01:56, 14:29, Low waters: 08:13, 20:18
Today's Dover tides — High waters: 02:05, 14:18, Low waters: 09:41, 22:02
We are now approaching the next tidal event that will be Neaps.
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
For planning purposes only, not for navigation. Please see our terms and conditions.
Headline: Showery in the east overnight, feeling cooler.
This Evening and Tonight: Cloudy and dry for many but further showers with risk of thunderstorms, most likely across eastern and southern areas of the Province later in the night. Winds turning to the north overnight and freshening across the coasts. Minimum Temperature 12C.
Monday: Feeling significantly cooler. Rather cloudy at times with some showers, occasionally heavy and perhaps prolonged with further chance of thunderstorms, particularly for afternoon, some places having brighter spells at times. Maximum Temperature 22C.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Rather cloudy, showery weather early Tuesday, clearing as largely dry, bright, fresher conditions feed erratically from the west. Wednesday mainly dry, bright. Thursday sees weakening rainbands crossing from west.
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:
Quoile Yacht Club
Tel: +44 28 44 612266
Police: +44 4461 5011, Medical Clinic +44 4461 3016
The key detail charts are British Admiralty 2156 ‘Strangford Lough’, scale of 37,500:1. and for the ‘Narrows’ 2159 ‘Strangford Narrows’, scale of 12,500:1, including ‘Strangford’, 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.