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Tides | Ebb and flood

Tides

The beaches Vlissingen are never the same width because of the tides. When you are in Vlissingen, 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 Vlissingen for the two following months.

November 2017

Sunday 19 November
8:36 hrs
-182 cm
 
14:31 hrs
239 cm
 
20:53 hrs
-185 cm
Monday 20 November
2:51 hrs
237 cm
 
9:12 hrs
-185 cm
 
15:06 hrs
240 cm
 
21:28 hrs
-178 cm
Tuesday 21 November
3:25 hrs
232 cm
 
9:46 hrs
-182 cm
 
15:39 hrs
236 cm
 
22:02 hrs
-168 cm
Wednesday 22 November
4:00 hrs
223 cm
 
10:20 hrs
-176 cm
 
16:12 hrs
225 cm
 
22:30 hrs
-156 cm
Thursday 23 November
4:28 hrs
210 cm
 
10:50 hrs
-168 cm
 
16:45 hrs
211 cm
 
23:00 hrs
-146 cm
Friday 24 November
5:06 hrs
197 cm
 
11:20 hrs
-162 cm
 
17:26 hrs
197 cm
 
23:30 hrs
-138 cm
Saturday 25 November
5:39 hrs
184 cm
 
11:56 hrs
-156 cm
 
18:06 hrs
182 cm
Sunday 26 November
0:16 hrs
-128 cm
 
6:25 hrs
168 cm
 
12:45 hrs
-148 cm
 
19:06 hrs
166 cm
Monday 27 November
1:10 hrs
-118 cm
 
7:36 hrs
153 cm
 
13:55 hrs
-142 cm
 
20:26 hrs
160 cm
Tuesday 28 November
2:35 hrs
-113 cm
 
8:55 hrs
150 cm
 
15:26 hrs
-146 cm
 
21:35 hrs
170 cm
Wednesday 29 November
3:56 hrs
-123 cm
 
10:02 hrs
164 cm
 
16:26 hrs
-158 cm
 
22:40 hrs
193 cm
Thursday 30 November
4:56 hrs
-139 cm
 
11:05 hrs
189 cm
 
17:26 hrs
-173 cm
 
23:35 hrs
221 cm

December 2017

Friday 1 December
5:44 hrs
-157 cm
 
11:56 hrs
218 cm
 
18:26 hrs
-189 cm
Saturday 2 December
0:21 hrs
246 cm
 
6:42 hrs
-175 cm
 
12:39 hrs
244 cm
 
19:11 hrs
-202 cm
Sunday 3 December
1:05 hrs
263 cm
 
7:30 hrs
-189 cm
 
13:26 hrs
263 cm
 
19:57 hrs
-210 cm
Monday 4 December
1:50 hrs
270 cm
 
8:22 hrs
-199 cm
 
14:09 hrs
274 cm
 
20:42 hrs
-211 cm
Tuesday 5 December
2:36 hrs
270 cm
 
9:07 hrs
-206 cm
 
14:55 hrs
277 cm
 
21:28 hrs
-207 cm
Wednesday 6 December
3:20 hrs
261 cm
 
9:55 hrs
-208 cm
 
15:40 hrs
272 cm
 
22:16 hrs
-198 cm
Thursday 7 December
4:08 hrs
248 cm
 
10:42 hrs
-208 cm
 
16:29 hrs
260 cm
 
22:58 hrs
-187 cm
Friday 8 December
4:57 hrs
231 cm
 
11:29 hrs
-203 cm
 
17:22 hrs
244 cm
 
23:45 hrs
-172 cm
Saturday 9 December
5:55 hrs
213 cm
 
12:26 hrs
-195 cm
 
18:22 hrs
225 cm
Sunday 10 December
0:40 hrs
-157 cm
 
6:56 hrs
194 cm
 
13:26 hrs
-184 cm
 
19:36 hrs
206 cm
Monday 11 December
1:34 hrs
-141 cm
 
7:59 hrs
178 cm
 
14:26 hrs
-172 cm
 
20:40 hrs
191 cm
Tuesday 12 December
2:50 hrs
-131 cm
 
9:15 hrs
167 cm
 
15:33 hrs
-163 cm
 
21:55 hrs
185 cm
Wednesday 13 December
4:15 hrs
-130 cm
 
10:22 hrs
170 cm
 
17:05 hrs
-165 cm
 
22:59 hrs
192 cm
Thursday 14 December
5:31 hrs
-140 cm
 
11:21 hrs
182 cm
 
17:58 hrs
-171 cm
 
23:55 hrs
203 cm
Friday 15 December
6:21 hrs
-152 cm
 
12:15 hrs
195 cm
 
18:40 hrs
-174 cm
Saturday 16 December
0:41 hrs
212 cm
 
7:00 hrs
-163 cm
 
12:59 hrs
207 cm
 
19:20 hrs
-175 cm
Sunday 17 December
1:26 hrs
217 cm
 
7:35 hrs
-172 cm
 
13:39 hrs
216 cm
 
19:56 hrs
-174 cm
Monday 18 December
1:58 hrs
221 cm
 
8:16 hrs
-180 cm
 
14:16 hrs
223 cm
 
20:30 hrs
-174 cm
Tuesday 19 December
2:32 hrs
224 cm
 
8:56 hrs
-185 cm
 
14:47 hrs
229 cm
 
21:01 hrs
-172 cm
Wednesday 20 December
3:08 hrs
225 cm
 
9:30 hrs
-188 cm
 
15:21 hrs
230 cm
 
21:35 hrs
-167 cm
Thursday 21 December
3:38 hrs
222 cm
 
10:05 hrs
-186 cm
 
15:56 hrs
225 cm
 
22:10 hrs
-161 cm
Friday 22 December
4:12 hrs
216 cm
 
10:40 hrs
-182 cm
 
16:27 hrs
218 cm
 
22:39 hrs
-154 cm
Saturday 23 December
4:46 hrs
207 cm
 
11:04 hrs
-177 cm
 
17:06 hrs
209 cm
 
23:16 hrs
-148 cm
Sunday 24 December
5:22 hrs
199 cm
 
11:46 hrs
-174 cm
 
17:39 hrs
201 cm
 
23:56 hrs
-144 cm
Monday 25 December
6:02 hrs
190 cm
 
12:25 hrs
-172 cm
 
18:25 hrs
191 cm
Tuesday 26 December
0:40 hrs
-140 cm
 
6:55 hrs
179 cm
 
13:26 hrs
-168 cm
 
19:36 hrs
182 cm
Wednesday 27 December
1:40 hrs
-135 cm
 
8:06 hrs
171 cm
 
14:19 hrs
-166 cm
 
20:49 hrs
182 cm
Thursday 28 December
2:44 hrs
-134 cm
 
9:16 hrs
173 cm
 
15:35 hrs
-167 cm
 
21:51 hrs
191 cm
Friday 29 December
4:06 hrs
-141 cm
 
10:22 hrs
187 cm
 
16:34 hrs
-173 cm
 
22:56 hrs
207 cm
Saturday 30 December
5:16 hrs
-154 cm
 
11:22 hrs
208 cm
 
17:51 hrs
-184 cm
 
23:56 hrs
226 cm
Sunday 31 December
6:15 hrs
-171 cm
 
12:16 hrs
231 cm
 
18:45 hrs
-195 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.