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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 Poole Yacht Club'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 Poole Yacht Club'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 Poole Harbour tides — High water: , Low water:
Today's Dover tides — High waters: 11:57, 01:00, Low waters: 07:08, 19:26
We are now on Springs.
MHWS 2.1m MHWN 1.6m MLWN 1.6m MLWS 0.3m
Town Quay Mean Level 1.6 metres
Poole has unusual tides with a very small tidal range, neaps 0.4m; springs 1.5m, with what resembles a HW stand at Neaps and a double HW at Springs. When LW occurs between 0230 and 0830 or 1430 and 2030, HW Springs is about 5hrs after LW, followed by a second lower HW 4hrs later, returning to about LW 3 hours later. When LW occurs between 2030 and 0230 or 0830 and 1430 HW Neaps is just 3hrs 30 minutes before the next LW. The tide then rises abruptly for 4 hours, then gradually for almost three hours giving a stand before peaking abruptly 2 hours later. This is very gradual and scarcely perceptible on neaps as the entire mean range is only 0.4 m.
Sea levels within the harbour can be raised by as much as 0.2 metres when strong east to southwest conditions establish themselves for an extended period. Conversely, established westerly to northeast winds can lower sea levels by 0.1m. Poole Harbour is highly subject to barometric pressure that can alter the heights of tides by as much as 0.3 metres.
Outgoing streams in the entrance to Poole Harbour commence at Dover -0115, attaining a maximum rate of 4.5 kn on Springs. Being subject to Poole Harbour’ HW stand at Neaps and double HWs at Springs that cause the first 3 hours flow to be weak. In-going streams commence at Dover -0600 attaining a maximum rate of 3kn.
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: Heavy rain at times today. Feeling colder tomorrow.
Today: A band of showery rain will spread eastwards during the morning, turning heavy and thundery in places. It is likely to turn to drier for a time around the middle of the day, before rain returns later in the day. Maximum Temperature 17C.
Tonight: A wet evening as a band of heavy rain moves eastwards, accompanied by strong winds. The rain will clear by midnight, but further rain arrives from the north by dawn. Minimum Temperature 8C.
Thursday: A cloudy and damp start, but skies quickly brightening, leaving many with a dry and sunny day with a few showers in the west. Feeling much colder than of late. Maximum Temperature 13C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday: Friday will be largely dry but again feeling rather cold. It then turns milder as we head into the weekend, with bands of rain accompanied by stronger winds moving in.
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
The Poole Yacht Club
The Yacht Haven
New Harbour Road West
P: +44 1202 672687 | Bar P: +44 1202 674706 | VHF Call Sign [Pike] Chanel M or 80
Poole Harbour Commissioners
Poole Harbour’s Control is on VHF Ch. 14 | P: +44 1202 440200
Harbour Master P: +44 1202 440233
Admiralty Leisure Folio SC5601 ‘East Devon & Dorset Coast, Exmouth to Christchurch’ covers this area. Admiralty Chart 2175 ‘Poole Bay’ & 2611 ‘Poole Harbour and Approaches’. Imray 2000 Series Chart Pack 2300 ‘Dorset and Devon Coast’. Imray "C" Chart C10 ‘Western English Channel Passage Chart’ " and C12 ‘Eastern English Channel Passage Chart’ overlap in this area, C4 ‘Needles to Portland Bill’ and "Y" Chart Y23 ‘Poole Harbour’. NV Chart Atlas Pack UK2 ‘Start Point to the Needles’.
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.