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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 Portsmouth Marine Engineering'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 Portsmouth Marine Engineering'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 PORTSMOUTH (HIGH WATER STAND) tides — High water: , Low water:
Today's Dover tides — High waters: 08:07, 21:04, Low waters: 01:23, 13:57
We are now approaching the next tidal event that will be Springs.
MHWS 4.7m MHWN 3.8m MLWN 1.9m MLWS 0.8m
Mean spring range about 3.9 m; mean neap range about 1.9 m.
As Portsmouth, HW+0029 Dover
The maximum currents are usually experienced on the ebb when spring rates may reach 5.5 knots in the harbour entrance, about 3 hours and 30 minutes after HW. During maximum ebb little headway can be made at the narrows and it is best to avoid arriving at these times.
There is ¾ of an hour slack in the entrance during the second and third hours of the flood. A counter-current runs along the western edge of the channel just inside the entrance on the flood. The direction of the out-going stream in the entrance to the harbour is towards Hamilton Bank and a specific allowance should be made for this dangerous set.
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 PORTSMOUTH (HIGH WATER STAND) offset -01:00.
For planning purposes only, not for navigation. Please see our terms and conditions.
Headline: Cloudy and damp with only brief brighter interludes.
This Evening and Tonight: Rather cloudy this evening and overnight with bands of rain, heavy at times, spreading northeastwards to cover the entire region by dawn. Windy along the coasts with gales likely. Remaining mild. Minimum Temperature 8C.
Friday: Wet and windy for much of Friday, with rain and showers likely to be heavy at times. Strong winds with gales on the south coast. Maximum Temperature 13C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday: Cloudy with showers Saturday and generally chilly. Becoming brighter and drier through Sunday. Risk of frost at first Monday, then dry and bright 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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Coastguard on VHF Channel 16 and this should only be used for distress and urgency calls. Most coastal areas have a good phone signal making it possible to dial 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard. HM Coastguards Solent area ‘Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre’ MRCC is situated at Lee-on-Solent; MMSI is 002320011. The centre is manned 24x7 and has a rescue helicopter at its disposal. They keep a watch on VHF Ch 16 and also Ch 67 that can be used for routine communications. Solent Coastguard broadcasts a weather forecast on Ch 86 and Ch 23 once an initial announcement has been made on Ch 16.
Whilst operating in the Solent it is advisable to maintain a radio watch on the port working frequency of Channel 12 used by Southampton Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) and shipping. Every 2 hours from 0610-2210 there will be a broadcast on Channel 14, pre-empted by a transmission on Channel 12, giving information on large ship movements, local weather conditions and any new Navigational Warnings.
Other useful contacts
Portsmouth Marine Engineering yard P: +44 1329 232854, office P: +44 1329 288221
Portsmouth Marine Engineering
Queen’s Harbour Master, Portsmouth, on VHF Ch. 11, or VHF Ch. 13 if instructed. P: +44 23 9272 3124
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.