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|High Water||Low Water|
|03:13 (5.9m)||10:30 (2.2m)|
|16:07 (5.7m)||22:54 (2.4m)|
|Time to high||2:26|
|Tide height over CD|
|Mean Spring Curve||Mean Neap Curve||Intervening Period|
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 Folkestone'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 Folkestone'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 Folkestone tides — High waters: 03:13, 16:07, Low waters: 10:30, 22:54
Today's Dover tides — High waters: 03:21, 16:03, Low waters: 10:45, 23:14
We are now on Neaps.
MHWS 7.1m MHWN 5.7m MLWN 2.0m MLWS 0.7m.
Tidal levels mean a spring range of about 6.5m: the mean neap range is about 3.6m.
When the stream sets ENE, an eddy sets W along the coast from Copt Point and sets strongly towards the head of South Quay, on the S side of the entrance to Outer Harbour.
During both streams the current sets S along the NE side of the mole, except for the initial 30 minutes at the start of the ENE-going stream, when its direction is N.
Tidal streams off the head of Folkestone Mole set as follows:
The spring rate on the ENE-going stream is 2 knots and on the WSW-going stream 1.5kt.
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Headline: Outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow possible overnight into Saturday
This Evening and Tonight: Cold with outbreaks of rain, sleet and perhaps snow, heavy at times spreading erratically south across the region overnight. Any snow mostly over hills, but perhaps to some lower levels in the west by the early hours. Minimum Temperature 0C.
Saturday: Becoming windy and cold with outbreaks of rain, sleet and perhaps a little snow inland at times, for much of the day. Maximum Temperature 6C.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Sunday, some showers in east, with sleet and hail. Cold but less windy. Monday, mostly dry, bright and cold. Becoming cloudier, windier and milder Tuesday, with some rain.
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Admiralty Chart 1892: Dover Strait Western Part, 1828: Dover to North Foreland, 1698: Dover, 1991 Harbours on the South Coast of England. Admiralty Leisure Folio 5605 'Chichester to Ramsgate' SC5605 covers the coastal area from Chichester to Ramsgate including the Dover Strait. Sheet 5605.13D Folkestone Harbour 1:5,000. Also Imray C12, C8, 2100
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