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2014 tide table and solunar charts for Cape Town for planning your fishing expedition

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!

Tide Chart: high tides and low tides in Cape Town  High tides and low tides in April 17, 2014 today High tides and low tides in April 19, 2014

Today Friday, 18th of April of 2014, the sun will rise in Cape Town at 7:11 h and sunset will be at 18:20 h. Today we begin the day with the moon already visible in the sky, so first we will see the moonset, which will take place at 10:10 h at 248º southwest. Eventually, the moon will rise again in the southeast (113º) at 20:52 h.

In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first high tide will be at 4:55 h and the next high tide at 17:25 h. The first low tide will be at 11:10 h and the next low tide at 23:25 h.

The lunar phase is a Waning Gibbous. Today we will have 11 hours and 9 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 12:46 h and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 13 hours and 18 minutes.

High tides and low tides in Cape Town
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The tidal coefficient today is 84, a high value and therefore the range of tides and currents will also be high. At noon the tidal coefficient drops to 79 to end the day with a tidal coefficient of 75. The tide heights today are 1.7 m, 0.3 m, 1.6 m and 0.5 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.

High tides and low tides in Cape Town

Solunar chart for Cape Town   Solunar charts in April 17, 2014 today Solunar charts in April 19, 2014

The solunar fishing calendar in Cape Town tells us that today is a bad day for fishing, the fish activity forecast is low, however, this is just a chance so we encourage you to take your rod and try it during solunar periods. Please, read more about solunar tables. The best times of day for fishing are:

solunar period from 3:05 h to 5:05 h, average activity solunar activity Major period (moon up)
solunar period from 10:10 h to 11:10 h, low activity minor period (moonset)
solunar period from 15:31 h to 17:31 h, average activity solunar activity Major period (moon down)
solunar period from 20:52 h to 21:52 h, low activity minor period (moonrise)

Solunar chart for Cape Town

Tide timetable for Cape Town   Tide tables for Cape Town in March 2014 April 2014 Tide tables for Cape Town in May 2014

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 ]  ,   [ solunar activity average activity ]  ,  [ solunar activitysolunar activity high activity ]  ,  [ solunar activitysolunar activitysolunar 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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Coordinates of Cape Town
Cape Town
33° 53' 60" S    18° 25' 00" E

 Select your fishing day

April
2014

Local time

Timezone Africa/JohannesburgUTC +2
South Africa
Local time in South Africa  Local Standard Time (LST)
All the times are generated in local time in South Africa.

Tides

High tides and low tides in Cape Town
The water level is rising. There are 2 hours and 41 minutes until high tide.


4:55 hhigh tide( 1.7 m )
11:10 hlow tide( 0.3 m )
17:25 hhigh tide( 1.6 m )
23:25 hlow tide( 0.5 m )


Tidal coefficient

coefficient 0h 84
coefficient 12h 79


Solunar activity

Solunar activity Activity of the day
LOW

Major periods
from 3:05 h to 5:05 h and from 15:31 h to 17:31 h.

minor periods
from 10:10 h to 11:10 h and from 20:52 h to 21:52 h.



Moon phase

Waning Gibbous

Waning Gibbous


Moon age: 18 days
Light: 91 %
Southern Hemisphere
Next Last Quarter Moon in Cape Town Last Quarter Moon (4 days)
April 22, 2014 at 9:52 h
Next New Moon in Cape Town New Moon  (11 days)
April 29, 2014 at 8:14 h
Annular Solar Eclipse
Next First Quarter Moon in Cape Town First Quarter Moon  (19 days)
May 7, 2014 at 5:15 h
Next Full Moon in Cape Town Full Moon  (26 days)
May 14, 2014 at 21:16 h


Rising and setting of the moon

Moonrise 20:52 h
Lunar transit 3:05 h
Moonset 10:10 h
Duration of the moon 13 h 18 m
Rising and setting of the moon in Cape Town

Rising and setting of the sun

Sunrise 7:11 h
Transit 12:46 h
Sunset 18:20 h
Duration of the sun 11 h 9 m
Rising and setting of the sun in Cape Town

Astronomical observation

Earth - Sun
Distance from the Earth to the Sun 2014-04-18 02:13:34

Angular diameter
0° 31' 52"

Distance
150,179,851 km


Earth - Moon
Distance from the Earth to the Moon 2014-04-18 02:13:34

Angular diameter
0° 31' 55"

Distance
374,330 km



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