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Tides | Ebb and flood

Tides

The beaches Middelkerke are never the same width because of the tides. When you are in Middelkerke, you might want to take a walk on the beach. It is very useful to know what the tide is.

You will find the astronomical water level forecast for Cadzand for the two following months.

February 2019

 
 
HW
LW
Wednesday 20 February
1:45 hrs
229 cm
 
 
8:18 hrs
 
-227 cm
 
14:03 hrs
258 cm
 
 
20:35 hrs
 
-204 cm
Thursday 21 February
2:27 hrs
241 cm
 
 
9:05 hrs
 
-239 cm
 
14:46 hrs
264 cm
 
 
21:18 hrs
 
-205 cm
Friday 22 February
3:10 hrs
246 cm
 
 
9:50 hrs
 
-242 cm
 
15:32 hrs
261 cm
 
 
22:03 hrs
 
-202 cm
Saturday 23 February
3:55 hrs
243 cm
 
 
10:33 hrs
 
-238 cm
 
16:19 hrs
249 cm
 
 
22:45 hrs
 
-195 cm
Sunday 24 February
4:41 hrs
234 cm
 
 
11:16 hrs
 
-226 cm
 
17:06 hrs
228 cm
 
 
23:28 hrs
 
-185 cm
Monday 25 February
5:29 hrs
217 cm
 
 
12:00 hrs
 
-209 cm
 
17:58 hrs
201 cm
 
Tuesday 26 February
0:15 hrs
 
-170 cm
 
6:21 hrs
193 cm
 
 
12:46 hrs
 
-185 cm
 
18:55 hrs
169 cm
 
Wednesday 27 February
1:06 hrs
 
-152 cm
 
7:25 hrs
163 cm
 
 
13:45 hrs
 
-158 cm
 
19:55 hrs
136 cm
 
Thursday 28 February
2:15 hrs
 
-135 cm
 
8:45 hrs
136 cm
 
 
14:57 hrs
 
-136 cm
 
21:30 hrs
117 cm
 

March 2019

 
 
HW
LW
Friday 1 March
3:44 hrs
 
-129 cm
 
10:06 hrs
130 cm
 
 
16:46 hrs
 
-131 cm
 
22:46 hrs
124 cm
 
Saturday 2 March
5:14 hrs
 
-141 cm
 
11:16 hrs
146 cm
 
 
17:46 hrs
 
-140 cm
 
23:49 hrs
145 cm
 
Sunday 3 March
6:10 hrs
 
-160 cm
 
12:11 hrs
169 cm
 
 
18:29 hrs
 
-150 cm
Monday 4 March
0:36 hrs
165 cm
 
 
7:00 hrs
 
-176 cm
 
12:59 hrs
187 cm
 
 
19:06 hrs
 
-157 cm
Tuesday 5 March
1:16 hrs
180 cm
 
 
7:36 hrs
 
-186 cm
 
13:33 hrs
199 cm
 
 
19:39 hrs
 
-164 cm
Wednesday 6 March
1:46 hrs
192 cm
 
 
8:08 hrs
 
-196 cm
 
14:01 hrs
210 cm
 
 
20:09 hrs
 
-172 cm
Thursday 7 March
2:15 hrs
204 cm
 
 
8:38 hrs
 
-205 cm
 
14:28 hrs
219 cm
 
 
20:45 hrs
 
-180 cm
Friday 8 March
2:45 hrs
214 cm
 
 
9:15 hrs
 
-211 cm
 
15:01 hrs
224 cm
 
 
21:20 hrs
 
-184 cm
Saturday 9 March
3:15 hrs
218 cm
 
 
9:48 hrs
 
-213 cm
 
15:30 hrs
222 cm
 
 
21:55 hrs
 
-183 cm
Sunday 10 March
3:45 hrs
216 cm
 
 
10:16 hrs
 
-209 cm
 
15:59 hrs
217 cm
 
 
22:26 hrs
 
-180 cm
Monday 11 March
4:15 hrs
214 cm
 
 
10:46 hrs
 
-204 cm
 
16:30 hrs
211 cm
 
 
22:54 hrs
 
-179 cm
Tuesday 12 March
4:48 hrs
211 cm
 
 
11:16 hrs
 
-199 cm
 
17:07 hrs
203 cm
 
 
23:28 hrs
 
-178 cm
Wednesday 13 March
5:26 hrs
203 cm
 
 
11:56 hrs
 
-191 cm
 
17:54 hrs
185 cm
 
Thursday 14 March
0:12 hrs
 
-170 cm
 
6:16 hrs
182 cm
 
 
12:50 hrs
 
-176 cm
 
18:55 hrs
157 cm
 
Friday 15 March
1:16 hrs
 
-154 cm
 
7:29 hrs
154 cm
 
 
13:56 hrs
 
-156 cm
 
20:24 hrs
135 cm
 
Saturday 16 March
2:35 hrs
 
-142 cm
 
9:04 hrs
144 cm
 
 
15:15 hrs
 
-145 cm
 
21:39 hrs
131 cm
 
Sunday 17 March
4:05 hrs
 
-146 cm
 
10:18 hrs
157 cm
 
 
16:55 hrs
 
-152 cm
 
22:57 hrs
149 cm
 
Monday 18 March
5:30 hrs
 
-167 cm
 
11:24 hrs
185 cm
 
 
17:58 hrs
 
-170 cm
 
23:55 hrs
177 cm
 
Tuesday 19 March
6:28 hrs
 
-194 cm
 
12:16 hrs
216 cm
 
 
18:48 hrs
 
-187 cm
Wednesday 20 March
0:41 hrs
205 cm
 
 
7:16 hrs
 
-218 cm
 
13:01 hrs
240 cm
 
 
19:35 hrs
 
-199 cm
Thursday 21 March
1:25 hrs
227 cm
 
 
8:03 hrs
 
-234 cm
 
13:45 hrs
257 cm
 
 
20:17 hrs
 
-207 cm
Friday 22 March
2:07 hrs
242 cm
 
 
8:45 hrs
 
-243 cm
 
14:27 hrs
262 cm
 
 
20:58 hrs
 
-210 cm
Saturday 23 March
2:49 hrs
249 cm
 
 
9:28 hrs
 
-243 cm
 
15:11 hrs
257 cm
 
 
21:42 hrs
 
-208 cm
Sunday 24 March
3:31 hrs
248 cm
 
 
10:10 hrs
 
-235 cm
 
15:55 hrs
244 cm
 
 
22:19 hrs
 
-202 cm
Monday 25 March
4:13 hrs
238 cm
 
 
10:50 hrs
 
-220 cm
 
16:37 hrs
221 cm
 
 
23:02 hrs
 
-193 cm
Tuesday 26 March
4:59 hrs
220 cm
 
 
11:30 hrs
 
-200 cm
 
17:25 hrs
193 cm
 
 
23:45 hrs
 
-179 cm
Wednesday 27 March
5:45 hrs
193 cm
 
 
12:10 hrs
 
-176 cm
 
18:16 hrs
160 cm
 
Thursday 28 March
0:36 hrs
 
-160 cm
 
6:45 hrs
160 cm
 
 
13:05 hrs
 
-148 cm
 
19:16 hrs
125 cm
 
Friday 29 March
1:56 hrs
 
-141 cm
 
8:00 hrs
128 cm
 
 
14:25 hrs
 
-125 cm
 
20:55 hrs
96 cm
 
Saturday 30 March
3:04 hrs
 
-133 cm
 
9:45 hrs
116 cm
 
 
16:00 hrs
 
-119 cm
 
22:25 hrs
103 cm
 
Sunday 31 March
5:41 hrs
 
-140 cm
 
11:52 hrs
134 cm
 
 
18:10 hrs
 
-130 cm
Getijden

These forecasts apply to average meteorological conditions and are calculated by the Dutch Ministry of Transport. In the two upper tables, the high tide is given in positive centimetres, and the low tide in negative centimetres, relative to NAP (general Dutch level).

Ebb and flow

The phase of retreating water is called ebb. A beach will get bigger during ebb. In the Waddenzee or Oosterschelde, mud plates will appear, which makes it possible to go hiking to the islands. At the end of ebb period, the water is at the lowest point: this is called low tide.

The phase of rising water is called flow. A beach will then get smaller, narrower. Big mud plates, like in the Waddenzee or Oosterschelde, will overflow with water during flow. The water level reached at the end of the flow phase is called high tide.

The time between the start of one flow and the start of the next flow is on average 12 hours and 25 minutes.