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- • VHF Channel 16 call sign [Solent Coastguard]
- • Alternatively, where a good phone signal exists, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.
- • If at sea, use the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) systems to make a distress or urgency alert.
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|High Water||Low Water|
|04:00 (3.5m)||10:35 (1.9m)|
|16:22 (3.6m)||23:27 (2.2m)|
|Time to low||4:59|
|Tide height over CD|
|Mean Spring Curve||Mean Neap Curve||Intervening Period|
Small tidal stream inaccuracies can develop when advancing beyond HW Portsmouth +6. Because of this we only enable today's tidal stream chartlets to advance 24 hours. Future tidal planning is best accomplished by using Shamrock Quay'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 Shamrock Quay'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 Southampton tides — High waters: 04:00, 16:22, Low waters: 10:35, 23:27
Today's Dover tides — High waters: 05:18, 18:00, Low waters: 10:45, 23:58
We are now on Neaps.
MHWS 4.5m MHWN 0.5m MLWN 3.7m MLWS 1.8m
As Southampton or Portsmouth +0530 flood, -0400 slack, -0300 flood, -0300 slack +0200 ebb.
First HW Springs approx. -0013 Dover.
Tidal currents are moderate in Southampton Water but very strong in The Solent. The Solent’s tide rises for about six hours and then ‘Stands’, or has a ‘Double High Water’ for a further three hours. Southampton Water havens experience a ‘young flood stand' that is very pronounced on Springs. The ‘young flood stand' begins at approximately LW+0130 where the tidal stream slackens until approximately LW+0300 before a final surge to the three hour ‘Stand’.
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 Southampton offset -01:00.
Feel free to use our calendar, below, to predict 'Future Tidal Streams' as normal. These are displayed in local time and need no adjustment.
For planning purposes only, not for navigation. Please see our terms and conditions.
Headline: Cloudy with outbreaks of rain.
This Evening and Tonight: Cloudy and windy, with showery outbreaks of rain through the evening and overnight, these heavy at times. Drier with some clearer spells developing toward dawn. Generally mild. Minimum Temperature 10C.
Thursday: Mild on Thursday with sunny spells and blustery showers, these locally heavy at times with a risk of hail and thunder. Maximum Temperature 16C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday: Mainly dull and cloudy throughout this period with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times. Becoming brighter Sunday afternoon but a risk of showers developing. Breezy at times and generally mild.
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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Contacting Coastguard and Emergency Services
Coastguard should only be used for distress and urgency calls as follows:
The National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) based Fareham handles all operations in the area from Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset and Devon. They also assist other authorities such as the Police, Fire and Ambulance with their specialist expertise. The centre is manned 24x7 and has helicopters, based at rescue bases in Portland or Lee-On-Solent, at their disposal. Ch.67 that can be used for routine communications and the National Maritime Operations Centre can be contacted directly on +44 23 8032 9486 for administrative enquiries only.
Phone 999 when it is a Police emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, when there is a danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened. Phone 101, the police non-emergency number, when it's less urgent than a 999 call.
Useful Local Contacts
VHF Ch. 80
P: +44 23 8022 9461
Leisure Folios, Admiralty SC5600 ‘The Solent and Approaches’ and the Imray ‘2200 Solent Chart Pack - Selsey Bill to Poole, including the Isle of Wight’.
The following Admiralty Charts cover The Solent and Southampton Water. 2045 ‘Outer Approaches to The Solent’, 2035 ‘Western Approaches to the Solent’, 2021 ‘Harbours and Anchorages in the West Solent Area’, 2793 ‘Cowes Harbour and River Medina’, 2036 ‘The Solent and Southampton Water’, 1652 ‘Selsey Bill to Beachy Head’ 2037 ‘Eastern Approaches to the Solent’ 2625 ‘Approaches to Portsmouth’ 2631 ‘Portsmouth Harbour’ 2041 ‘Port of Southampton’ 2628 ‘Portsmouth Harbour Northern Part’, 2022 ‘Harbours and Anchorages in the East Solent Area’, 2037 ‘Eastern Approaches to the Solent’, 3418 ‘Langstone and Chichester Harbours’, 1652 ‘Selsey Bill to Beachy Head’. Also Imray "C" Chart C3 ‘Isle of Wight’, C15 ‘The Solent’.
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.