Tidal and current predictions anywhere along the UK coast that can also be used offline via the use of bookmarks.
anyTide predicts coastal tidal heights and tidal currents from a combination of gauge (shown with pins) and model data from around the North West European Shelf, with particular focus on the British Isles.
Within this region, anyTide can provide tidal predications anywhere to the nearest 1.8km.
A computer model fills the gaps between the coastal observation points. This model was developed at NOC Liverpool. It is 3D and resolves the North West European shallow seas to features as small as 1.8km.
Note that tidal heights or currents at bookmarked locations can be viewed without a network connection.
The tide chart features are:
* zoomable from 12 hours to 3 weeks
* swipe right or left to scroll time periods
* auto and manual height scale from 5m to 15m
* long press to access precise time / height data
The current map features are:
* pan and zoomable map
* grid array of current vectors (arrows) generated
* speed and direction at any point during the day
* select calendar to switch dates (purchase required)
The app is free to download. In this state it will provide tidal and current prediction for all points for the current day.
It will also give tidal predictions for the point (N 53.433 W 3.100). This is just off the Liverpool coast close to where the original observatory for measuring time and predicting tides was founded.
Tidal and current predictions for all the UK can be purchased (per calendar year) from within the app.
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
NERC is the UK's main agency for funding and managing research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences.
Our work covers the full range of atmospheric, Earth, biological, terrestrial and aquatic science, from the deep oceans to the upper atmosphere and from the poles to the equator.
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
NOC is a fully-owned research laboratory of the Natural Environment Research Council.
Our world-class research includes:
* physics of estuarine, coastal and shelf sea circulation
* wind wave dynamics & sediment transport processes
* global sea level science and geodetic oceanography
* marine technology & operational oceanography
* We live on an ocean dominated planet - two thirds is covered by water. The oceans directly affect our planet's climate and ecosystems. They are all undergoing massive changes; we need to discover and understand more about them. Our science and research is now more important and relevant than ever.
The National Tidal and Sea Level Facility (NTSLF)
NTSLF was established in 2002 to reflect the importance of national sea level monitoring to the public and government, as well as to the academic community.
- New tidal current prediction tab added
- Refreshed content in the About section
- Minor UI improvements"
Ratings and Reviews
Outstanding app, easy to use, great tidal graphs in UK
This is what I have been looking for: a simple app to show me a graph of tidal height predictions in any UK coastal location for planning the launching and recovery of my boat. Others have just the times of high and low tide, or graphs of US regions, or surf destinations but this one can interpolate predictions for arbitrary UK coastal locations and displays the tide height over time. That is important where I live because we have a double low tide, so it is useful to see the day's tidal heights laid out in front of you.
You get the current day for free and pay 79p for a year of predictions if you want them. There is also a current predictor but it is not fine grain enough for me and I wasn't expecting it but some people may like it. A year's predictions for currents costs £3 if you want it.
There is a warning not to use it for navigation of course, the developers won't take responsibility if you find you can't quite get over that sand bar at that time after all, but that's to be expected. I'm very pleased with it for what I want it for.
Well, it certainly provides tidal data and currents - but the level of detail leaves a bit to be desired. For example, Cuan Sound (south of Oban) is a well recognised route both for the yachting and kayaking fraternity. It runs at up to 7 knts. Having current info for it would be rather useful. The app doesn't provide it. Nothing for Corryvreckan or the Grey Dog either. Many of the similar areas in the Clyde are equally lacking. (Colintraive to mention one.)
No functionality for free.
Don't bother - This app masquerades as free when in fact to get any functionality, one has to pay - rather a lot. The User interface if just awful - the garish colours are just unpleasant. Also, the terminology used in the app is not correct for an iOS app - the "Home" button is an actual thing on an iOS device but aparently refers to the silly non-standard "button" on the screen with a house drawn on it. Suffice to say, this app remained on my phone for less time than it has taken to write this review.
- Natural Environment Research Council
- 5.5 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © NERC
- In-App Purchases
- 2016 Tidal Predictions £0.99
- 2016 UK Tidal Currents £3.99
- 2017 Tidal Predictions £0.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.