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|High Water||Low Water|
|00:03 (2.4m)||03:39 (1m)|
|12:12 (2.4m)||16:01 (0.8m)|
|Time to high||4:52|
|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 Alum Bay'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 Alum Bay'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 Totland Bay tides — High waters: 00:03, 12:12, Low waters: 03:39, 16:01
Today's Dover tides — High waters: 11:23, 23:54, Low waters: 04:35, 16:54
We are now on Springs.
MHWS 2.5m MHWN 2.1m MLWN 1.5m MLWS 0.7m.
At the south end of The Needles Channel the stream runs strongly across The Bridge. Adjacent to Alum and Totland and Colwell bays, the flood sets on The Needles and north-western shore of the island, and the ebb on The Shingles, with great velocity. At the entrance to The Solent the currents run largely in the direction of the channel attaining their greatest rates of 4½ knots between Hurst Point and Fort Albert.
Direction of streams are Portsmouth +0520 north-easterly, -0045 south westerly, with the north-easterly tidal flow peaking at 3.7 knots, 5 hours before high water Portsmouth springs and the south-westerly tidal flow at 3.3 knots, 3 hours after high water. Tide off the Needles is slack 1hr 30mins before HW Portsmouth at springs and 45mins at neaps.
The north-easterly stream runs strongly round Alum Bay, Totland Bay and Colwell Bay, but there is little stream in these bays during the south-westerly stream.
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Headline: A lot of fine weather over the next few days.
This Evening and Tonight: High pressure will dominate the weather this evening and overnight, keeping things dry and settled. It will stay mostly clear, although with light winds frost and some fog patches are likely to form. Minimum Temperature -1C.
Monday: Overnight frost and fog will gradually lift on Monday morning to leave another fine day. It will remain dry and there will be a good deal of sunshine. Maximum Temperature 8C.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Tuesday and Wednesday look dry with some sunny or clear spells, although fog and frost will return overnight. Cloudier with some light rain possible on Thursday.
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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 have a rescue helicopter at their 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.
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’.
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