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|High Water||Low Water|
|01:35 (3.6m)||08:03 (0.4m)|
|14:02 (3.7m)||20:15 (0.5m)|
|Time to low||4:12|
|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 Kircubbin'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 Kircubbin'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 waters: 01:35, 14:02, Low waters: 08:03, 20:15
Today's Dover tides — High waters: 12:12, 01:00, Low waters: 07:22, 19:43
We are now on Springs.
MHWS 3.6m MHWN 3.1m MLWN 0.9m MLWS 0.4m
Local high water is approximately Dover +0220 or Belfast + 0215. Inside the Lough tides decrease significantly: 6 kn between Strangford & Portaferry, 4 kn at Ballyhenry Island, 1.5 kn at Don O’Neill Island, up to 4 kn of tide through the channel Rainey and Sketrick Islands.
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Headline: Sunny spells, although east cloudier at times.
Today: Cloudy start across eastern counties with outbreaks of mainly light rain, otherwise bright with sunny spells and perhaps just the odd shower around. Cloud increases again in the east later this afternoon. Feeling cool in the fresh northerly breeze. Maximum Temperature 17C.
Tonight: Some late sunny or bright spells across central and west parts but cloud in the east spreads west overnight bringing, especially to eastern parts, patchy light rain. Winds slowly easing. Minimum Temperature 7C.
Saturday: A cloudy start with some patchy light rain but becoming brighter through the morning with sunny spells developing for the afternoon. Feeling warm in the sunshine as winds ease further. Maximum Temperature 18C.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Plenty of dry weather with sunny spells through the coming days, although cloud increasing from the west Tuesday. It will feel warm in the sunshine with mainly 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. An inshore lifeboat is maintained at Portaferry.
Other useful contacts in this area:
Kircubbin Sailing Club
67 Shore Road, Kircubbin
Tel: +44 28 427 38422
The key detail charts are British Admiralty 2156 ‘Strangford Lough’, scale of 37,500:1 and 2159 Strangford Narrows (incl. plans of Strangford at 1:5000) scale of 1:12,500. Imray chart C62 – ‘Irish Sea’ plus Northern Ireland Ordinance Survey No. 21 at a scale of 1:50,000 also cover the 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.