Weather and tides

TIDES

Tidal information may be found here for Loch Beag (Crinan’s nearest tide station close to Dorus Mor) or here for Oban via www.ukho.gov.uk/EasyTide

For tide times at Crinan deduct 47 minutes from High water at Oban.

Leaving Crinan for the North and West

The tidal stream in the Dorus Mor and Corryvreckan turns 1½ hours before HW and LW by the shore.  Allowing for 30 minutes run from Crinan to the Dorus Mor and the fact that the tide at Crinan is 47 minutes before Oban, leaving Crinan 2¾ hours before LW Oban gives the advantage of over 8 hours fair flood stream to the North.

In the Sound of Jura to the South of Loch Crinan the rise of the tide occurs mainly during three and a half hours following LW and the fall during three and a half hours folowing HW.  During the remaining periods the changes in level are usually small and irregular.

Winds from the West and South accelerate Springs, winds from the East and North delay Springs.

[Whilst every precaution is taken Crinan Boatyard cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage due to any error in the information given on this page]

WEATHER

Marinecall 5 day Caledonia – 09068 505363

Marinecall 5 day Minch – 09068 505364

Weather on the Internet

XC Weather at Crinan – www.xcweather.co.uk/forecast/Crinan

The text only versions of the following Met Office internet pages are extremely useful if you are trying to check forecasts using a mobile phone with limited signal.  Make sure you have up-to-date bookmarks on your phone so you can find these easily when you need them and without having to work your way through the rest of the Met Office’s rather data hungry website.

Met Office inshore waters forecast – www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/marine-inshore-waters
Text only – www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/marine-printable/inshore-waters.html

Met Office Shipping forecast – www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/marine-shipping-forecast
Text only – www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/marine-printable/shipping-forecast.html

Gale warnings (text only) – www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/marine-printable/gale-warnings.html

Met Office Extended outlook – www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/marine-extended-outlook
Text only – www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/marine-printable/extended-outlook.html

Coastguard broadcasts etc – www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/377179/MSI_Leaflet_2014_Version__Final_.pdf

Most of these addresses seem to change with monotonous regularity – please let us know if any of the above are out of date again.  You can send us a message quickly via this link to our Contact page.