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|High Water||Low Water|
|05:16 (3m)||11:31 (1m)|
|17:51 (2.7m)||23:56 (1m)|
|Time to high||0:58|
|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 Belfast 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 Belfast 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 Belfast tides — High waters: 05:16, 17:51, Low waters: 11:31, 01:00
Today's Dover tides — High waters: 04:59, 17:40, Low waters: 11:46, 01:00
We are now on Neaps.
High Water Dover +0005, as Belfast get Belfast tides, get Dover tides.
MHWS 3.5m MHWN 2.9m MLWN 0.4m MLWS 1.1m
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 Belfast offset -01:00.
For planning purposes only, not for navigation. Please see our terms and conditions.
Headline: Rather cloudy, mild with some heavy showers.
Today: Rather cloudy with a band of rain crossing all parts during the morning. Brighter skies following this afternoon with some heavy showers breaking out. Very mild with fresh southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 15C.
Tonight: Still a few showers at first, dying out early tonight. The overnight period will be dry with clear periods and mist and fog patches forming. Mild with lighter winds. Minimum Temperature 8C.
Thursday: It will be a bright day with sunny spells. Mainly dry in the morning then a few sharp showers breaking out in the afternoon. Very mild with light southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 15C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday: Rather cloudy on Friday and Saturday with a little rain at times. Dry, brighter on Sunday with some sunshine. Staying mild with mostly light 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.
Other useful contacts in this area:
Belfast Harbour Radio on VHF 12 / 16 or P: +44 2890 553504 Belfast Harbour Web Site
Harbour Master Office P: +44 2890 553015
Belfast Harbour Police P: +44 2890 553000.
N.I. Fire and Rescue Service P: +44 2892 664221 / 999
British Admiralty 1753 ‘Belfast Lough and Approaches’, scale of 37,500:1, including ‘Donaghadee Sound’ scale of 15,000:1 and ‘Bangor Bay’ scale of 17,500:1. Admiralty Leisure Folio SC5612 ‘Northern Ireland, Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle’ Chart 13 A/B. Imray chart C62 – ‘Irish Sea’ plus Discovery Ordinance Survey map 15 (Belfast - scale of 1:50 000) also cover this area.
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.