Tides and Weather

Here I would like to put notes explaining about the tides and weather in the Channel, and when and how the Pilots navigate the best course across to France, and sometimes back.  I would also like to include lists of the tides for future dates.

Explanation of Tides and Starting Times  --  Mike Oram



Useful links for weather

Current readings from Sandettie lightship in Channel
The shipping forecast
Synoptic charts for the Channel, good long term
Met Office report for Dover - 5 Day
Met Office latest chart
Dover tides