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Surge a coming . . .

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:47 pm
by Nick
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Re: Surge a coming . . .

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:09 pm
by voyager35
I was down at Maryport marina today (Thursday )and had never seen the tide so high before. It was within three ft of the wall top. Tomorrow is supposed to be much higher plus strong winds

Re: Surge a coming . . .

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:15 am
by aquaplane
It looked high at Inverary when I came through but not as high as I have seen before here.

It's a bit blowy just now, more east in it than I expected, the fenders are squeaking.

Re: Surge a coming . . .

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:36 am
by BlowingOldBoots
Nick,

Do you have a web address for this information?

Regards,

Alastair

Re: Surge a coming . . .

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:48 am
by mm5aho
This one... http://www.sepa.org.uk/flooding/flood_e ... e_map.aspx
is useful, but not as definitive as the one posted first.

Re: Surge a coming . . .

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:18 pm
by ash
Real time tidal info available here

http://www.ntslf.org/data/realtime?port=Millport

Have a look after 1330 today. Think that it will be 4metres plus.

Ash

Re: Surge a coming . . .

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:44 pm
by Nick
BlowingOldBoots wrote:Do you have a web address for this information?


No, sorry, I got the pic off Twitter.

Re: Surge a coming . . .

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:26 pm
by lady_stormrider
Thanks for that web site Ash - Aquaplane's currently on the bit of the floating pontoon at Tayvallich with Chiro. The non-floaty bits of the pontoon are under water. As posted on his Farcebook page.

Shouldn't these snoflake thingies be going sideways in these conditions?

Re: Surge a coming . . .

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:10 pm
by ash
[quote="lady_stormrider"][color=#8000FF]Aquaplane's currently on the bit of the floating pontoon at Tayvallich with Chiro. The non-floaty bits of the pontoon are under water. As posted on his Farcebook page.
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I've seen his pic on FB.

I see that Millport tide this afternoon was about one metre above prediction.

Ash

Re: Surge a coming . . .

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:23 pm
by Gordonmc
Not a very good picture of Rothesay Harbour on 3rd January during the surge...
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You might be able to make out the swing bridge is under water.
As of yesterday (Sunday 12th) the bridge is still out of action, its electrics being well-goosed.
So thoughts of a day-sail went on hold.
Farewell is effectively locked in.
The bridge can be raised by hand-pumping the hydraulics but there is a danger of it locking in the raised position, so the harbourmaster is not keen.
The Black Bull was a better plan anyway.

Re: Surge a coming . . .

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:43 pm
by Old Troll
The effect of the recent high tides on Rothesay can be seen in a wee video on the "Buteman" newspaper website. :shock: :oldtroll: