National Tidal and Sea Level Facility (NTSLF)

Highest tides for 18.6 years

‘Supermoon’ seen from Canary Wharf 2014

Many places along the UK coastline will experience the highest tide for 18.6 years between the 19th and 30th of September, as a result of the co-incidence of a series of astronomical factors. Watch a video of Professor Kevin Horsburgh explaining this using a football and a tennis ball.

Saturday’s ‘supermoon’ will cause exceptional high tides

‘Supermoon’ seen from Canary Wharf, 2014 (credit: Matt Buck)

Storm surge hits UK Coastline

NOC secures UK contract for tidal ‘early warning system’

Half tide bubbler

The contract to inspect and maintain the United Kingdom’s network of tidal gauges – the country’s early warning system for coastal flooding – has been won by the National Oceanography Centre.

The contract, worth £1,080,000 over four years, was awarded by the UK’s Environment Agency.