Tide at Cowes


Latest Tidal Level: 1.24m

Current level recorded at 9:15pm, Sunday 4th December GMT

Change from previous measurement: -0.014m
(recorded at 9:00pm, Sunday 4th December GMT)

Important! The levels for this location are measured relative to sea level, not relative to the riverbed. The levels shown here do not, therefore, necessarily represent the actual depth of the water.

This is a tidal level, measured from mean sea level rather than from the river bed. It can, therefore, be negative, and does not give any indication of water depth. Tidal levels are not necessarily updated frequently, and may not reflect tidal movements throughout the day.

The usual range of the Tide at Cowes is between -1.82m and 2.21m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Tide at Cowes over the past 12 months has been between -1.87m and 2.39m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the Tide at Cowes is 2.73m, reached on Friday 14th February 2014 at 11:00pm.

Note that this data may not take account of recent measurements, as we wait until a level has been verified by the Environment Agency before adding it to our records.

  • Monitoring Station: Cowes
  • Watercourse: River Medina
  • Nearest Town/Village: East Cowes
  • Local Authority:
  • Ceremonial County: Isle of Wight
  • Coordinates: 50°45'47"N 1°17'48"W (50.763267,-1.296672)
  • OS Grid: SZ497962 (449700,96200)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR 89R.2YZ
  • Mapcode (Global): FRA 8752.8N7
  • Open Location Code: 9C2WQP73+88
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO90is43
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E15040
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E15040-level-tidal_level-i-15_min-mAOD
  • Operational Area: Solent
  • Catchment Area: South East Transitional & Coastal
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Isle of Wight
  • Environment Agency Region: Southern
  • Level Datum: Above Ordnance Datum (AOD)

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