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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.

September 2018

Thursday 20 September
5:26 hrs
-112 cm
 
11:45 hrs
126 cm
 
18:05 hrs
-131 cm
Friday 21 September
0:09 hrs
151 cm
 
6:14 hrs
-124 cm
 
12:35 hrs
151 cm
 
18:55 hrs
-150 cm
Saturday 22 September
0:59 hrs
177 cm
 
7:05 hrs
-138 cm
 
13:19 hrs
175 cm
 
19:40 hrs
-166 cm
Sunday 23 September
1:40 hrs
198 cm
 
7:46 hrs
-149 cm
 
13:56 hrs
194 cm
 
20:16 hrs
-178 cm
Monday 24 September
2:09 hrs
216 cm
 
8:15 hrs
-160 cm
 
14:22 hrs
212 cm
 
20:46 hrs
-189 cm
Tuesday 25 September
2:38 hrs
231 cm
 
8:52 hrs
-171 cm
 
14:52 hrs
228 cm
 
21:18 hrs
-200 cm
Wednesday 26 September
3:07 hrs
243 cm
 
9:26 hrs
-178 cm
 
15:23 hrs
239 cm
 
21:52 hrs
-207 cm
Thursday 27 September
3:40 hrs
249 cm
 
10:03 hrs
-182 cm
 
15:56 hrs
243 cm
 
22:30 hrs
-207 cm
Friday 28 September
4:13 hrs
247 cm
 
10:40 hrs
-180 cm
 
16:29 hrs
243 cm
 
23:07 hrs
-203 cm
Saturday 29 September
4:46 hrs
240 cm
 
11:19 hrs
-177 cm
 
17:06 hrs
240 cm
 
23:46 hrs
-195 cm
Sunday 30 September
5:25 hrs
230 cm
 
11:52 hrs
-173 cm
 
17:43 hrs
231 cm

October 2018

Monday 1 October
0:22 hrs
-186 cm
 
6:09 hrs
212 cm
 
12:36 hrs
-166 cm
 
18:29 hrs
213 cm
Tuesday 2 October
1:06 hrs
-171 cm
 
7:01 hrs
184 cm
 
13:30 hrs
-155 cm
 
19:29 hrs
184 cm
Wednesday 3 October
2:06 hrs
-152 cm
 
8:26 hrs
155 cm
 
14:35 hrs
-141 cm
 
21:00 hrs
163 cm
Thursday 4 October
3:14 hrs
-135 cm
 
9:42 hrs
143 cm
 
16:10 hrs
-138 cm
 
22:19 hrs
164 cm
Friday 5 October
4:44 hrs
-132 cm
 
11:02 hrs
150 cm
 
17:36 hrs
-150 cm
 
23:35 hrs
184 cm
Saturday 6 October
6:16 hrs
-146 cm
 
12:09 hrs
175 cm
 
18:46 hrs
-175 cm
Sunday 7 October
0:36 hrs
213 cm
 
7:10 hrs
-165 cm
 
12:59 hrs
204 cm
 
19:38 hrs
-199 cm
Monday 8 October
1:22 hrs
239 cm
 
7:55 hrs
-179 cm
 
13:45 hrs
227 cm
 
20:22 hrs
-214 cm
Tuesday 9 October
2:06 hrs
256 cm
 
8:37 hrs
-188 cm
 
14:25 hrs
245 cm
 
21:03 hrs
-221 cm
Wednesday 10 October
2:46 hrs
263 cm
 
9:17 hrs
-192 cm
 
15:06 hrs
254 cm
 
21:43 hrs
-220 cm
Thursday 11 October
3:29 hrs
262 cm
 
9:57 hrs
-192 cm
 
15:46 hrs
258 cm
 
22:23 hrs
-212 cm
Friday 12 October
4:08 hrs
253 cm
 
10:36 hrs
-187 cm
 
16:26 hrs
251 cm
 
23:02 hrs
-198 cm
Saturday 13 October
4:49 hrs
236 cm
 
11:15 hrs
-179 cm
 
17:06 hrs
237 cm
 
23:35 hrs
-180 cm
Sunday 14 October
5:29 hrs
214 cm
 
11:50 hrs
-168 cm
 
17:47 hrs
216 cm
Monday 15 October
0:15 hrs
-160 cm
 
6:12 hrs
188 cm
 
12:30 hrs
-154 cm
 
18:29 hrs
189 cm
Tuesday 16 October
0:56 hrs
-138 cm
 
6:55 hrs
160 cm
 
13:15 hrs
-136 cm
 
19:25 hrs
157 cm
Wednesday 17 October
1:40 hrs
-114 cm
 
7:50 hrs
131 cm
 
14:45 hrs
-120 cm
 
20:35 hrs
128 cm
Thursday 18 October
3:20 hrs
-98 cm
 
8:56 hrs
105 cm
 
16:00 hrs
-118 cm
 
22:15 hrs
116 cm
Friday 19 October
4:24 hrs
-99 cm
 
11:05 hrs
106 cm
 
17:10 hrs
-126 cm
 
23:36 hrs
136 cm
Saturday 20 October
5:35 hrs
-112 cm
 
12:00 hrs
133 cm
 
18:16 hrs
-142 cm
Sunday 21 October
0:27 hrs
165 cm
 
6:24 hrs
-129 cm
 
12:46 hrs
161 cm
 
19:00 hrs
-160 cm
Monday 22 October
1:06 hrs
192 cm
 
7:16 hrs
-145 cm
 
13:16 hrs
187 cm
 
19:35 hrs
-174 cm
Tuesday 23 October
1:38 hrs
216 cm
 
7:46 hrs
-159 cm
 
13:47 hrs
211 cm
 
20:09 hrs
-188 cm
Wednesday 24 October
2:05 hrs
235 cm
 
8:26 hrs
-172 cm
 
14:19 hrs
232 cm
 
20:47 hrs
-200 cm
Thursday 25 October
2:36 hrs
250 cm
 
8:58 hrs
-183 cm
 
14:53 hrs
247 cm
 
21:25 hrs
-207 cm
Friday 26 October
3:13 hrs
257 cm
 
9:38 hrs
-189 cm
 
15:29 hrs
255 cm
 
22:06 hrs
-208 cm
Saturday 27 October
3:48 hrs
256 cm
 
10:19 hrs
-190 cm
 
16:06 hrs
257 cm
 
22:42 hrs
-204 cm
Sunday 28 October
3:26 hrs
248 cm
 
9:56 hrs
-187 cm
 
15:45 hrs
251 cm
 
22:22 hrs
-195 cm
Monday 29 October
4:08 hrs
232 cm
 
10:41 hrs
-183 cm
 
16:26 hrs
238 cm
 
23:06 hrs
-182 cm
Tuesday 30 October
4:53 hrs
209 cm
 
11:25 hrs
-175 cm
 
17:15 hrs
217 cm
 
23:52 hrs
-165 cm
Wednesday 31 October
5:47 hrs
180 cm
 
12:26 hrs
-163 cm
 
18:18 hrs
187 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.