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|Low Water||High Water|
|00:29 (0.8m)||06:54 (2.5m)|
|13:16 (0.9m)||19:28 (2.8m)|
|Time to low||6:10|
|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 Larne Harbour'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 Larne Harbour'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 LARNE tides — High waters: 06:54, 19:28, Low waters: 00:29, 13:16
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 Dover +0100, Constant Belfast + 0005
MHWS 2.8m MHWN 2.5m MLWN 0.8m MLWS 0.4m
In the entrance the tide turns on local high water and low water, maximum rate 1.5 knots. Immediately within the lough the flood starts at -0545 Belfast, but at -0215 Belfast a weak eddy starts running northward with a maximum rate 1.1 knots. This continues until the main stream turns northwest. Further south into the main body of the lough the streams are weak.
Tidal streams south of the lough around the Isle of Muck
HW Dover -0445 South going; HW Dover +0115 North going; Spring rate 6 knots
A useful eddy runs in a southeast direction along the coast to the northwest of the Isle of Muck during the second half of the main north going stream. Please note that a race and overfalls occur one and a half miles east of the Isle where the north going eddy collides with the main south going stream.
Tidal streams north of Larne Harbour
The flood stream divides to the northwest of Barr Point. Part flows south by southwest into Larne Lough and southeast down the coast. Tidal streams outside of Hunter Rock run in line with the general direction of the coast. Inside Hunter Rock the streams gradually shift to run across the entrance to Larne Lough.
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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. Auxiliary coastguard stations and lifesaving appliances are maintained at Portmuck and Larne.
Other useful contacts in this area:
Port of Larne VHF: Ch. 14 'Larne Port Control' P: +44 28 28 872179.
East Antrim Boat Club, Curran Point, Larne, County Antrim, BT40 1AU
P: +44 28 277204; VHF: 37
Doctor: P: +44 28 275331; Police P: +44 28 272266
British Admiralty 1411 ‘Irish Sea - Western Part’ and 2724 ‘North Channel to the Firth of Lorne’ scale 200,000:1 plus 2198 ‘North Channel - Southern Part’ scale of 75,000:1 is a good planning chart for the area. The key detail chart is British Admiralty 1237 ‘Larne Lough and Approaches’ scale of 10,000:1. Admiralty Leisure Folio SC5612 ‘Northern Ireland, Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle’ for Plan. Also Imray chart C62 – ‘Irish Sea’ Chart C64 ‘Belfast Lough to Crinan and Islay’ plus Northern Ireland Ordinance Survey No. 9 at a scale of 1:50,000 for inland details.
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