Tide tables and solunar tables for sport fishers in Cape Town. Find out the forecast for high tides and low tides before setting out to fish, and other fishing-related data such as the lunar phase, tidal coefficient, sun and moon rising and setting times, hours of maximum fish activity, weather conditions in Cape Town ...
We want you to enjoy to the max a well-planned fishing expedition! Good luck!
Today Thursday, 25th of December of 2014, the sun rose in Cape Town at 5:34 h and sunset will be at 19:59 h. The moon will rise in the southeast (104º) at 9:14 h and will set in the southwest (259º) at 22:40 h.
In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first high tide was at 5:25 h and the next high tide will be at 17:45 h. The first low tide will be at 11:40 h and the next low tide at 23:55 h.
The lunar phase is a Waxing Crescent. Today we have 14 hours and 25 minutes of sun. The solar transit is at 12:47 h and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 13 hours and 26 minutes.
The tidal coefficient today is 89, a high value and therefore the range of tides and currents will also be high. At noon the tidal coefficient drops to 84 to end the day with a tidal coefficient of 80. The tide heights today are 1.7 m, 0.4 m, 1.6 m and 0.4 m. We can compare these levels with the maximum high tide recorded in the tide tables for Cape Town which is of 1.9 m and a minimum height of 0.1 m.
The solunar fishing calendar in Cape Town tells us that today is an average day for fishing, the fish activity forecast is average. Please, read more about solunar tables. The best times of day for fishing are:
| from 3:34 h to 5:34 h, high activity Major period (moon down). This period also coincides with sunrise; therefore the sun will exercise more influence, possibly obtaining greater activity than expected
from 9:14 h to 10:14 h, average activity minor period (moonrise)
from 15:57 h to 17:57 h, high activity Major period (moon up)
from 22:40 h to 23:40 h, average activity minor period (moonset)
Tide timetable for Cape Town. The times are generated in local time in South Africa. You will also have the lunar phase, sunrise and sunset times, the tidal coefficient and the average fish activity forecast for each day according to the solunar tables:
[ 0 low activity ] , [ average activity ] , [ high activity ] , [ very high activity ]
NOTE: The times reflected in the tide table for Cape Town are tide forecasts only valid as references for sport fishing. They shouldn't be used as a guide for navigation. The heights are expressed in meters referenced to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW).
MLLW is the average of the lower low water height of each tidal day observed over the official time segment over which tide observations are taken and reduced to obtain mean value (Tidal Datum Epoch).
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|5:25 h||high tide||( 1.7 m )|
|11:40 h||low tide||( 0.4 m )|
|17:45 h||high tide||( 1.6 m )|
|23:55 h||low tide||( 0.4 m )|
|Activity of the day
from 3:34 h to 5:34 h and from 15:57 h to 17:57 h.
from 9:14 h to 10:14 h and from 22:40 h to 23:40 h.
Moon age: 3 days
Light: 11 %
|First Quarter Moon (4 days)
December 28, 2014 at 20:31 h
|Full Moon (11 days)
January 5, 2015 at 6:53 h
|Last Quarter Moon (19 days)
January 13, 2015 at 11:47 h
|New Moon (26 days)
January 20, 2015 at 15:14 h
|Lunar transit||15:57 h|
|Duration of the moon||13 h 26 m|
|Duration of the sun||14 h 25 m|
Earth - Sun
Earth - Moon