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Low tide July 2013 - click for larger image
Low tide on 24 July 2013

Explanation of tide tables on the Home page

The left hand figure on each line is the time in 24-hrs notation, e.g. 04:31 is 31 minutes past four in the morning 17:05 is 5 minutes past five in the afternoon. Times are Greenwich Mean Time or British summer Time according to season, but add 20 minutes for us upstream at Newburn. This is an example for 12 August 2018 (lowest of the year was next day):

Sun 12 Aug
 04:31  5.41
11:09  0.25
 17:05  5.38  
 23:24  0.70

The right hand figure on each line is the height at that time of low or high tide in metres above the local chart datum; this is supposed to be the lowest point ever reached by tides at that location (North Shields for us).

So low tide should never go below zero. The maximum high tide ever reached here is around 5.7 metres. At the other extreme, the difference between high and low tides can be as low as 1.5 metres.

Problems with very low tides

Low tides affect us at the club most. Anything below about 1.00 metres is off the bottom of the steps and is a problem in terms of grounding, so coaches and coordinators should be looking ahead for problem days.

Other useful sites

* Official Port of Tyne tide table for North Shields in GMT for 2018 and 2019 are downloadable here
* See
this site for record lows and highs
* Use this one for getting predictions at North Shields for any specific day at North Shields well into future (and through that for generating monthly or yearly tide tables also well ahead - rare).
This one gives predictions for next week for Newcastle.

Note that the sites do not agree in precise detail on times and heghts, but more-or-less.

This page last updated 28-10-18.
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