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    Evening,
    Does anyone know of a website or app that displays tidal curves rather than numbers, also for 2 or 3 months ahead. Area SW UK.
    Also sun and moon rise and set
    Thanks
    K
    Last edited by cagey; 19-05-19 at 19:56. Reason: Correct earlier mistake
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    Well I used to use Easytide but having just checked it has gone.

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    Try http://cspf.co.uk/tide-chart. Dover based but usable

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    Not websites but apps. Imray tides planner or Absolute tides will do this. May be a small charge for long range future views

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    Quote Originally Posted by cagey View Post
    Evening,
    Does anyone know of a website that displays tidal curves rather than numbers, also for 2 or 3 months ahead. Area SW UK.
    Then alongside sun and moon rise and set
    Thanks
    K
    If you can live with a tablet/phone app rather than a PC I recommend Absolute Tides. Gives everything you asked for. Closest SWSunk provided is Whitaker beacon.

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    The best free websites I know are the BBC and Easytide, but they only give the next seven days. Easytide does provide predictions for a seven day window outside the next seven days, but it does charge you for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cagey View Post
    Evening,
    Does anyone know of a website that displays tidal curves rather than numbers, also for 2 or 3 months ahead. Area SW UK.
    Then alongside sun and moon rise and set
    Thanks
    K
    (This comment may require correction from someone with more knowledge.)

    I don't believe that the UKHO licences the harmonic data to create services which predict more than a week in advance. This means that all services that do so are using other data sources - which may well be good enough. You can get the Full Monty if you pay about £60 a year to the UKHO for Total Tide. I do, just because I like buggering around with software. No real sense in it. I am not allowed to build a service on it.

    In many countries (including the notoriously capitalist USA) government hydrographic information, including charts, is simply made available in the public domain. Not so here. Were it so, many and diverse services would be built on it for people like you and me. I'd hesitate to criticise the UKHO for the policy, because I suspect they have been directed by government to sell the data. I'm sure they'd be glad to be funded in a way that made it unnecessary. A common economic argument for free use is that its stimulation of economic activity is more beneficial than selling the information restrictively. You decide. Of course, if your taxes pay for the UKHO and they may also contribute all the administrative bean counting necessary to the commercialisation of the UKHO. Or maybe they earn so much from sales that its worth all that. Your guess is as good as mine.

    I guess my bias is showing... you have paid for this information already through tax.

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    Using the information provided in Reed's Almanac and writing up your own tidal curves for the days required can be done on a 12-monthly basis and helps to preserve dwindling brain cells.

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