Quite a change of timing appears between the tide times along the stretch of our coastline, with surprising differences between some locations. e.g. whilst only a difference of ten minutes occurs between Wells and Mundesley, almost an hour occurs in the relatively short distance from Hemsby to Great Yarmouth.

Based upon Winterton, approximately the centre point of our vulnerable coastal area, here are those nominal differences, e.g solar/lunar related, not modified by any wind directions and velocity factors, nor by barometric pressure changes.

Resort Difference from Winterton

Hunstanton                    Subtract  1 hour 31 minutes

Wells ............                Subtract             59 minutes

Cley ............                  Subtract             44 minutes

Salthouse ............         Subtract             51 minutes

Sheringham ............      Subtract            58 minutes

Cromer ............             Subtract 1 hour 06 minutes

Overstrand ............       Subtract             58 minutes

Mundesley ............        Subtract             49 minutes

Bacton/Walcott ............Subtract             43 minutes

Happisburgh ............     Subtract            29 minutes

Sea Palling ............       Subtract            22 minutes

Hemsby/Newport          Add                    16 minutes

Great Yarmouth .....      Add         1 hour 08 minutes

Lowestoft .....                Add         1 hour 58 minutes


The nominal predicted tide times for Winterton can be found by visiting the BBC Weather Site at http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast/tides/east.shtml and selecting Port no.144, Winterton-on-Sea.

An excellent weather systems site exists at the XC Weather site to be found at http://www.xcweather.co.uk/ This gives all factors, barometric pressure, isobars, wind velocities and conditions with a responsible forecast of up to five days ahead at all weather stations and weather buoys in the UK and near Europe.

Pat Gowen, G3IOR 1st March '08


Relative Tide Times

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