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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 Elephant Boatyard'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 Elephant Boatyard'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 Bursledon tides — High water: , Low water:
Today's Dover tides — High waters: 05:34, 18:16, Low waters: 10:55, 23:31
We are now approaching the next tidal event that will be Springs.
MHWS 4.5m MHWN 3.8m MLWN 1.9m MLWS 0.8m
Standard Port Southampton Mean Tidal Ranges Springs 4.0m; Neaps 1.9m.
During Springs High Water, Warsash at the head of the river, is 10 minutes after HW Southampton and Low Water is the same as LW Southampton. During Neaps High Water Warsash is 20 minutes after High Water Southampton and Low Water is 10 minutes afterwards.
Double High Water occurs at or near Springs and there is a stand, which can last as long as two hours, at other times. Estimates presented are for the first High Water during Springs or the middle of the stand outside of this.
Helmsmen should note the double high tide or stand means the ebb tide has to complete its cycle in 3-4 hours instead of the usual 5 + hours. This means that the rate of the ebb will be significantly greater than the preceding flood tide. This rate could also be increased by land water, after heavy rain, flowing in the river. Be very careful moving into complicated berths on the ebb and it is best to entirely avoid berthing manoeuvres on the first flush of the ebb especially so during Springs.
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: Generally fine and dry through this period, feeling increasingly warm.
Today: Fairly cloudy with the odd spot of rain at first but improving through the day, with plenty of sunshine later. Feeling warm in light winds. Maximum Temperature 25C.
Tonight: Clear skies for most before midnight, but cloud will increase in the west during the early hours of the morning, and the odd patch of mist is possible around dawn. Minimum Temperature 8C.
Friday: A slightly cloudier day than Thursday at times, but it will feel very warm or hot in sunny spells during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 28C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday: Dry with some cloud but also lengthy sunny spells from Saturday to Monday. Feeling increasingly warm or hot, with 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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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
Other useful contacts
Harbour Master P: +44 1489 576387 VHF Ch. 68 call sign [Hamble Harbour Radio]. The office in Warsash is open 8.30 am to 5 pm daily. If office unavailable Hamble Patrol operates in the summer, 1 April to 30 September, from 6.30 am to 10 pm and in winter, 1 October to 30 April, 8.30 am to 5 pm. The patrol is available on M: +44 7718 146380 or +44 7718 146381.
Elephant Boat Yard
Lands End Road, Old Bursledon, SO31 8DN
P: +44 23 8040 3268
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'. 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.