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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: 11:48, 01:00, Low waters: 06:59, 19:19
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.
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 Poole Harbour 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: A cool night before another warm day on Sunday.
This Evening and Tonight: Remaining dry this evening with plenty of late evening sunshine to end Saturday. Overnight plenty of clear spells so feeling fresh by the morning away from the coast. Minimum Temperature 5C.
Sunday: Another fine and dry day with long lived strong sunshine, feeling warm in the sunshine but still a little fresher at the coast in the breeze. Maximum Temperature 23C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: Staying dry with high pressure remaining dominant. Plenty of strong sunshine but some cloud bubbling up at times. Warm days, albeit cool overnight with a slight breeze.
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.