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, 29th of March of 2015, the sun rose in Cape Town at 6:56 h and sunset will be at 18:46 h. The moon set at 1:29 h at 288º west. Eventually, the moon will rise again in the east (72º) at 15:20 h.
In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first low tide was at 6:00 h and the next low tide will be at 18:20 h. The only high tide of the day was at 12:00 h.
The lunar phase is a Waxing Gibbous. Today we have 11 hours and 50 minutes of sun. The solar transit is at 12:51 h and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 8 hours and 40 minutes.
The tidal coefficient today is 45, 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 50 to end the day with a tidal coefficient of 54. The tide heights today are 0.8 m, 1.2 m and 0.8 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 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:
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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|6:00 h||low tide||( 0.8 m )|
|12:00 h||high tide||( 1.2 m )|
|18:20 h||low tide||( 0.8 m )|
|Activity of the day
from 8:24 h to 10:24 h and from 20:51 h to 22:51 h.
from 1:29 h to 2:29 h and from 15:20 h to 16:20 h.
Moon age: 9 days
Light: 67 %
|Full Moon (6 days)
April 4, 2015 at 14:06 h
Total Lunar Eclipse
|Last Quarter Moon (14 days)
April 12, 2015 at 5:44 h
|New Moon (20 days)
April 18, 2015 at 20:57 h
|First Quarter Moon (27 days)
April 26, 2015 at 1:55 h
|Lunar transit||20:51 h|
|Duration of the moon||8 h 40 m|
|Duration of the sun||11 h 50 m|
Earth - Sun
Earth - Moon