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Tide at Cowes

Latest Tidal Level


At 6:00pm, Friday 21st June BST
(5:00pm, Friday 21st June GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Rising, 0.090 from previous measurement at 5:45pm, Friday 21st June BST

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.

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Cowes, East Cowes, and Newport

No current or recent warnings.

Isle of Wight coast

No current or recent warnings.


No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

Gurnard Luck

No current or recent warnings.

Gurnard on the Gurnard Luck

No current or recent warnings.

Seven Day Level Chart

Long Term Level Chart

Darker blue shaded areas on long term data indicate maximum and minimum levels for the date (you may need to zoom in closer to see them).

Long term data may have gaps where the API data was not available.

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Location and Technical Data

  • 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
  • River Levels Online ID: 1020
  • Water Information System ID: 50301015
  • 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)

Please note: Geographic coordinates may reflect the access point for the gauge, and not the precise location in the watercourse that it is taking readings from.

The usual range of the Tide at Cowes is between -1.81m and 2.16m. 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 -1.86m and 2.31m. 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.

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