High Tides on the Thames at Putney
warnings for Putney Embankment
Updated Putney tide information is now available
7-metre tides on these days, with some flooding of road likely at Putney Embankment:
Unusually high tides on these days:
|January 21 -22||
|February 18 - 23|
|March 18 - 24||Tues 20||15.23||7.3|
|April 16 - 22||Tue 17||15:13||7.3|
|May 16 - 20|
|June 16 - 17|
|August 14 – 15; 29 – 31|
|September 1 – 2; 11 – 13; 26 – 30||Fri 28||03:57||7.3|
|October 1; 10 – 11; 25 – 30||Sat 27||03:30||7.3|
|November 24 – 28||Sun 25||14:21||7.3|
|December 24 -27|
|Conversion from London Bridge tide times|
The times of Thames tides in newspapers etc. are usually given for London Bridge. To obtain the time of high/low tide at Putney Bridge, add the following to the London Bridge time:
High tide + 31 min.
Low tide + 1 hr. 38 min.
The table above lists only the highest tides of the year. There are a number of ways of obtaining further information about tides as they affect Putney:
There are a number of ways of obtaining further information about tides as they affect Putney:
1. The booklet 2007 London Bridge and Thames Estuary Tide Tables is available at Chas Newens Marine shop on the Embankment, price £1.25. (Note: this is based on data from the Proudman Laboratory, which differs slightly from the above figures. Tidal prediction is not an exact science!)
2. Tidal predictions are also available online at the web sites of the Port of London Authority and the UK Hydrographic Office, part of the Admiralty.
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3. The PLA site also provides live information of the actual tide height compared to the prediction. If you are interested in a particular tide, it is worth checking the Tide Gauge for Tower Pier. You will see a number of “metres from prediction”, showing how much higher the actual level is (or lower if the amount is negative), normally not more than + or - 0.5 metre. If the level is more than about 1 metre below prediction, this probably means that the Thames Barrier has been closed for our protection. (as has happened 22 times in the last three years, most recently in February 2005).
December 30, 2006