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 Sunday, 26th of April of 2015, the sun rose in Cape Town at 7:17 h and sunset will be at 18:11 h. The moon set at 0:15 h at 288º west. Then, the moon rose at 74º east at 13:57 h.
In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first low tide was at 3:30 h and the next low tide at 15:55 h. The first high tide was at 9:30 h and the next high tide will be at 22:25 h.
The lunar phase is a First Quarter Moon. Today we have 10 hours and 54 minutes of sun. The solar transit is at 12:44 h and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 10 hours and 18 minutes.
The tidal coefficient today is 39, a low value, which means that the range (difference between high tide and low tide) will be lower than on other occasions and the currents will also be small. At noon the tidal coefficient increases to 41 to end the day with a tidal coefficient of 43. The tide heights today are 0.8 m, 1.1 m, 0.8 m and 1.2 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 a good day for fishing, the fish activity forecast is high. Please, read more about solunar tables. The best times of day for fishing are:
| from 0:15 h to 1:15 h, high activity minor period (moonset)
from 7:06 h to 9:06 h, very high activity Major period (moon down). This period of high activity coincides with sunrise; therefore the sun will exercise more influence, resulting in an excellent time for fishing
from 13:57 h to 14:57 h, high activity minor period (moonrise)
from 19:32 h to 21:32 h, very high activity Major period (moon up)
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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|3:30 h||low tide||( 0.8 m )|
|9:30 h||high tide||( 1.1 m )|
|15:55 h||low tide||( 0.8 m )|
|22:25 h||high tide||( 1.2 m )|
|Activity of the day
from 7:06 h to 9:06 h and from 19:32 h to 21:32 h.
from 0:15 h to 1:15 h and from 13:57 h to 14:57 h.
First Quarter Moon
Moon age: 7 days
Light: 51 %
|Full Moon (8 days)
May 4, 2015 at 5:42 h
|Last Quarter Moon (15 days)
May 11, 2015 at 12:36 h
|New Moon (22 days)
May 18, 2015 at 6:13 h
|First Quarter Moon (29 days)
May 25, 2015 at 19:19 h
|Lunar transit||19:32 h|
|Duration of the moon||10 h 18 m|
|Duration of the sun||10 h 54 m|
Earth - Sun
Earth - Moon