Use my current location crosshair

UK tide times

Recent locations
Loading Met Office

Portrush (Beach)

Wednesday 13 December

High Low High Low
03:33 08:59 16:16 22:29
1.7 m 1.0 m 1.9 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy shower day WSW 24

Tidal data supplied by National Oceanographic Centre

View a detailed forecast for this area

Thursday 14 December

High Low High Low
04:15 09:52 16:47 22:56
1.8 m 1.0 m 1.9 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain WSW 15

Tidal data supplied by National Oceanographic Centre

View a detailed forecast for this area

Friday 15 December

High Low High Low
04:52 10:36 17:17 23:25
1.9 m 0.9 m 1.9 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals NNW 18

Tidal data supplied by National Oceanographic Centre

View a detailed forecast for this area

Saturday 16 December

High Low High Low
05:27 11:17 17:48 23:57
2.0 m 0.9 m 2.0 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 10

Tidal data supplied by National Oceanographic Centre

View a detailed forecast for this area

Sunday 17 December

High Low High
06:01 11:55 18:21
2.1 m 0.8 m 2.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SW 14

Tidal data supplied by National Oceanographic Centre

View a detailed forecast for this area

Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

This Evening and Tonight:

Frequent wintry showers giving moderate falls on high ground, the showers turning more sleety on low ground at times. Windy, with a risk of temporary hill blizzards. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.

Thursday:

Further showers, still wintry at times in the morning with accumulations on high ground but then turning to rain by the afternoon. Some brighter spells. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday will be quite bright but breezy with occasional showers of rain. Some showers on Saturday morning then dry. Milder on Sunday with occasional rain.

Updated at: 1445 on Wed 13 Dec 2017


How to use this page

To view Tide Times for a desired location, either browse the map above to select your desired location or enter a beach location into the search box and click on your chosen location. Tide tables are displayed beneath the weather forecast for up to five days ahead.

Tide times are available for around 500 locations. To change location, enter your or the first half of a UK postcode into the search box.

For web browsers that have geolocation capabilities, you can also use the 'find my location' button to automatically find your location.

What are tides?

Tides refer to the rise and fall of a body of water, most commonly seen in the oceans; caused by the interaction between the moon, sun and Earth.

As the positions of Earth, sun and moon change in relation to each other, the gravitational pull and centrifugal forces acting upon the oceans vary and it is these differences that cause fluctuation in the height of the sea which we see at the tides going out and in.

In the UK we mostly experience a semi-diurnal tide which means we experience two high tides and two low tides each day. These occur approximately every 12 hours and 25 minutes.