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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. Sorry, future tides are not currently available for this harbour. Please check Admiralty EasyTide.
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.
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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 tides — High water: , Low water:
Today's Dover tides — High waters: 02:05, 14:18, Low waters: 09:41, 22:02
We are now approaching the next tidal event that will be Neaps. View future tidal events in our lunar calendar
Headline: Thundery showers and turning cooler.
Today: A mild and rather cloudy start to the day with some showers already developing in the west. The showers becoming more frequent through the morning, turning heavy and thundery at times with a risk of hail and lightning. Feeling humid. Maximum Temperature 26C.
Tonight: Showers, remaining thundery and heavy at times, will continue throughout the night, although ease a little through the early hours of the morning. Mild and feeling muggy again. Minimum Temperature 13C.
Tuesday: Tuesday will be rather cloudy with further heavy, thundery showers developing through the day. There will still be dry spells between the showers. Warm and muggy for all. Maximum Temperature 24C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: Further thundery showers on Wednesday, especially in the east. Mostly dry with sunny spells on Thursday. Further rain on Friday for a time. Turning cooler throughout.
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Welcome to the 'find routes' tool. Use this tool to discover all the coastal descriptions, short cuts, and tidal strategies we offer for a particular passage between our listed destinations; more information.
All pages provide our menu bar, to navigate to and browse through listed 'Routes', plus our site wide text search capability. The text search capability may be narrowed to individually target 'Experience', 'Routes' or 'Havens' by selecting the tabs beneath the search box. But text searches are not optimal when it comes to finding Routes pertaining to a particular passage unless you know what you are looking for. This is what our 'Find routes' tool is for.
'Find routes' exposes all published 'Routes' information that may be of interest for a specific passage. This is easily achieved by selecting where you are, or a nearest Haven, and the desired destination, or its nearest Haven. Then click 'Go' and 'Find routes' does the rest.
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May to September is the traditional UK Sailing season with June-July offering the best weather. The British Isles weather is highly variable, and the amount of bad weather varies quite widely from year to year. This is because they are islands positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and the large landmass of continental Europe. As a result, the entire area lays under an area where five main air masses meet and alternate:
Depending on the movements of the jet stream, any and all of these air masses can come in over the isles, creating weather fronts where they meet and bringing with them all types of weather.
The prevailing winds for the British Isles as a whole are from the western quarter which generally blows for two-thirds of the year predominantly from the southwest. Gales from the westward are felt in all seasons, but from November to March, inclusive, they are most frequent and generally last three or four days. Of these, a southwest gale is considered to be the most powerful system. The winter period is largely characterised by wind and rain.
The fine summer weather of the sailing season is typically punctuated by the passage of an Atlantic depression that bringing periods of strong wind and rain, and sometimes poor visibility. These gales rarely cause surprises as they are usually forecasted well in advance. Good weather windows of 48 hours are easy to predict but any longer than that there's an increasing chance of change.
Fogs are frequent in all parts of the Channel and are formed both on the English and French coasts. In summer they only obscure the land in the morning and are readily dispersed by heat or a light breeze. But the moist haze, driven in by westerly winds from the sea, tends to linger and is only dispersed by strong winds. In the eastern part of the Channel, it is rare for the land to be completely free from mists. The only exception is when the wind is from the northeast which makes the mist free coastline highly distinctive from a great distance.
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