Predicting tides in East Yorkshire (and other places).

"On this [East Yorkshire] coast, Low tide falls around noon or in the early afternoon from a day or two after New Moon for most of a week, and similarly after Full Moon. The weeks following First Quarter and Last Quarter are generally unsuitable, high tides then prevailing in the afternoons."

On Full or New Moons the High Tide at Bridlington is at 04.15 ( with an average error of 30 minutes) GMT. Add 1 hour if in British Summer Time. Add 50 minutes per day for days after that. Low Tide is about 6 hr and 15 minutes after High Tide.

Wind and weather conditions can keep affect the speed that the tide comes in or out.

For other places:

Whitby subtract 40 minutes.

Scarborough subtract 15 minutes.

Hornsea add 10 minutes

Withernsea add 30 minutes.

Spurn add 1 hour.

Hull add 1 hour 45 minutes.

Humber Bridge add 2 hours.

Skegness add 1 hour 33 minutes

Hunstanton add 1 hour 48 minutes

Wells-next-the-Sea add 2 hours and 19 minutes

Cromer add 2 hours and 13 minutes

Eastbourne subtract 5 hours 49 minutes

Cowes subtract 5 hours and 22 minutes

Weston-super-Mare add 2 hours

Reference -

H R Watson 1977. Tides on the Yorkshire Coast. Humberside Geologist 2, 14.

Additional data by Stuart Jones.

N.B. these are the notes I use to plan my fieldwork and please let me know if they are wrong!

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