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Lewes tide times

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On 18 Mar 2011 at 9:42pm OutOfReach wrote:
Does anyone know how long it takes the tide to travel up the Ouse from Newhaven?
I want to know when high/low tide is in Lewes but all the tide tables I've found are, not unreasonably, for the coast.
I've been told about one hour and I've read somewhere that it's about three (which seems excessive).
TIA
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On 19 Mar 2011 at 12:49am MuttsNuts wrote:
high tide in lewes varies on the height of the tide at newhaven, whether they're spring or neaps. But on a median tide, the tide at lewes is at it's lowest about an 1/2 an hour before it's at it's highest in newhaven. Then it turns and the tide runs up VERY FAST, and is at it's height here about 2hrs later.
If you look at your tide table, note the high at newhaven and look at the river for a while it should turn soon after and be at it's height 2hrs Later.
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On 19 Mar 2011 at 1:21am IMEYOU wrote:
Fascinating Stuff !
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On 19 Mar 2011 at 9:52am bastian wrote:
I use the table in the express then work it out by height of tide and watch the river for a week,mutts is about right,though I would say a spring tide comes in a little faster cos it's alot of water.
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On 19 Mar 2011 at 10:28am OutOfReach wrote:
Fascinating stuff indeed. Thanks MuttsNuts.
I'd noticed that low tide on Monday is the lowest for years, except last year and I missed that.
I'd thought it might be interesting to have a look at the tidal end of Glynde Reach which will be almost empty - Yeah I know but we have to make our own entertainment out here in the country.
Low tide in Newhaven is 06:07 (too early for me) or 18:30 (virtually dark). However high tide is 12:06 and MuttsNuts' info suggests I can get down there with a flask and some sandwiches at about 11:00 and see it go from empty to full and still be home in time for tea!
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On 21 Mar 2011 at 6:42pm canoeman wrote:
i think you're a bit late MuttNutt. I've seen the tide start coming up at Lewes about 90 minutes before high tide at Newhaven. It comes in for about 2 and a half hours before going out by my calculation. Are you sure of your figures or does it vary that much with the height of the tide?
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On 16 Sep 2016 at 12:23am Coracleman wrote:
I think canoe man is about right for springs which is the only time I venture on the Ouse north of Lewes. If I launch S of Hamsey at HT Newhaven I can paddle round, cross the weir, and come back down the cut going with the flow all the way. Hope it's right because I'm planning to do it again tomorrow 16th Sept 2016.


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