Weather & Tides
The 2020 tide tables are here.
Since October 2010, Stoke Gabriel (Duncannon) has had its own official tidal predictions and these have been published on an annual basis by the SGBA in booklet form.
Stoke Gabriel Tides 2020 is now available from the Village Stores (Roz's), the River Shack and the River Dart Gallery as well as at SGBA events.
As in the previous years, the tide tables consist of the official UK Hydrographic Office predictions of the times and heights of high water and low water for Stoke Gabriel (Duncannon). They are adjusted for British Summer Time and presented in a reader-friendly format.
The 2020 booklet includes new pilotage instructions for entering the Creek.
The booklet also includes a Flood Alert page, listing the dates of all High Waters that reach 4.8m or more.
The tide tables booklet sells for a modest £2 per copy. It is produced by the SGBA and, thanks to our advertisers (who cover the printing costs), all proceeds go towards the SGBA, helping to maintain its splendid new clubhouse at Mill Point and its fleet of 50 boats.
Online tides: Easy tide provides 7 day tidal predictions for Duncannon. Note by default all times are shown in UTC; if necessary, you can adjust the times on the page for BST.
Important Tidal Heights
The booklet contains guidance on how to calculate the height of tide at any point on the tidal cycle. The following heights are locally important:
4.9m Mill Point quarry floods 4.3m Dart Harbour pontoon not officially acessible with dry shoes 4.2m Bibby footpath inaccessible from Mill Point along the foreshore 3.9m Mill Pool dam floods 3.6m Foreshore path to Mill Point floods 2.68m Mean sea level (half tide) 1.6m End of SGBA slipway accessible from channel 1.2m End of pontoon accessible by water 0.8m Creek channel starts to flood
Wind, weather and tides are crucial to any boating trip, especially in Stoke Gabriel where the creek dries at low water on spring tides. Before planning any trip check the tides and weather.
Everyone has their favourite online weather forecaster. The SGBA does not endorse any website in particular, but you might want to try one of these:
- The Met Office
- BBC Weather
- BBC Shipping Forecast
- Metcheck UK
- The Weather Channel
- Weather Online
- XC Weather (wind observations)
- Wind Guru