Kimberley tide predictions

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    • #2248
      nimiane
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      My biggest concern about boating in this area is predicting the tides. The W.A. tide tables that I have only has 3 references =  Derby, Koolan and Cape Voltaire for the area I am visiting. I wonder if there is some more detailed references published. ?

    • #2250
      Ross
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      Hi Nimiane,

      Your Navionics, CMap etc. chart plotter should have tides in most of the Kimberley tide stations. Although, they are not always accurate.

      The best and most accurate I have found is a CD produced by official Australian Hydrographic Service. Austides 2017. Is available from The Chart Shop in Fremantle, or Boatbooks.

       

      Regards Ross

    • #2251
      nimiane
      Participant

      Thx Ross,

      I was aware of that publication in booklet and CD.

      Would rather have the paper version

      Do you have the CD. Is the CD any better?

      I wonder how many tide stations are listed in that CD between Derby and Prince Regent.

      Regards

    • #2270
      Kaitoro
      Participant

      G’day fellas,

      Short of purchasing the CD this late in the season you can download the tides tables (as .pdfs) for the primary and secondary stations at <http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/tides/#!/wa-kimberley&gt;

      Another great service from BoM!

      Limitation is a chart showing those stations. Does the CD have such a chart?
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    • #2286
      Ross
      Keymaster

      Austides CD has a chart with all the tides stations. The software also has the advantage of being able to change time zones when you cross borders, for example from NT to WA.

      It gives tides for the next 7 days from the current date, or you can set the date you want to see, plus 7 days. Also shows moon cycles and a tide graph for the 7 day date range. Very handy in the Kimberley for seeing the neaps and springs in a graphical format.

      Heaps better than paper.

      Cheers, Ross

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