Weather & Tides
The 2021 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 2021 is now available from the Village Post Office/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 2021 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 SGBA, helping to maintain the clubhouse at Mill Point and our fleet of 50+ Club 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 dinghy park/quarry floods 4.6m Mean high water (springs) 4.2m Bibby footpath leading up from the cove inaccessible from Mill Point along the foreshore 3.9m Mill Pool dam floods 3.6m Foreshore path to Mill Point floods 2.7m Mean sea level (half tide) - DHNA low tide pontoon at Mill Point not accessible if tide above this level 1.6m End of SGBA creek slipway accessible from channel 1.2m End of DHNA quay pontoon accessible by kayak/canoe 0.8m Stoke Gabriel 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 and always use the river within your capabilities.
The wind in our section of the river can vary considerably from the forecast direction and strength. Use the forecast as a guide but check local conditions before setting out. Be aware that the wind in the river tends to be more gusty and variable than the wind at the coast.
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