Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation "Nothing great is easy", Captain Matthew Webb

Tides 

Traditionally pilots have only booked swimmers onto neap tides.  It has now become common practice to head out on a spring tide if the conditions are propitious.  Spring tides are on the days inbetween the sets of neap tides.

Dover tidal heights are:

  • Neaps tides - approximately 5.3 - 6.1 metres HW
  • Spring tides - approximately 6.1 - 6.8 metres HW

Approximate 2022 Tide DatesTide
2 to 11 JuneNeap
12 to 19 June Spring
20 to 29 June Neap
30 June to 2 JulySpring
3 to 11 JulyNeap
12 to 19 July Spring
20 to 28 July Neap
29 July to 3 AugustSpring
4 to 9 August Neap
10 to 17 AugustSpring
18 to 26 AugustNeap
27 August to 2 SeptemberSpring
3 to 7 September Neap
8 to 15 September Spring
13 to 23 September Neap
24 September to 1 October Spring
2 to 6 October Neap
7 to 15 October Spring
16 to 22 October  Neap
23 to 31 October  Spring

Approximate 2023 Tide DatesTide
1 to 3 JuneNeap
4 to 9 JuneSpring
10 to 16 JuneNeap
17 to 21 June Spring
22 June to 1 July Neap
2 to 9 JulySpring
10 to 18 JulyNeap
19 to 22 July Spring
23 to 31 July Neap
1 to 8 AugustSpring
9 to 16 August Neap
17 to 22 AugustSpring
23 to 28 AugustNeap
29 August to 6 SeptemberSpring
7 to 14 September Neap
15 to 21 September Spring
22 to 26 September Neap
27 September to 6 October Spring
7 to 11 October Neap
12 to 20 October Spring
21 to 30 October  Neap

Approximate 2024 Tide DatesTide
2 to 10 JuneSpring
11 to 20 JuneNeap
21 to 28 June Spring
29 June to 4 July Neap
5 to 11 JulySpring
12 to 19 JulyNeap
20 to 28 July Spring
29 July to 3 August Neap
4 to 10 AugustSpring
11 to 17 AugustNeap
18 to 26 AugustSpring
27 August to 1 SeptemberNeap
2 to 9 SeptemberSpring
10 to 15 September Neap
16 to 24 September Spring
25 to 30 September Neap
1 to 8 October Spring
9 to 14 October Neap
15 to 22 October Spring
23 to 29 October  Neap

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Sandettie Lightship Observations

8pm, 18th January 2022


Water: 48.9 °F (9.4 °C)

Air: 45.9 °F (7.7 °C)

Wind Speed: 7.0 kn (13.0 km/h)

Wind Direction: SE (130°)

Channel Weather 

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