Tide tables and solunar tables for sport fishers in Colombo. 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 Colombo ...
We want you to enjoy to the max a well-planned fishing expedition! Good luck!
Today Sunday, 14th of February of 2016, the sun will rise in Colombo at 6:28 h and sunset will be at 18:22 h. The moon will rise in the east (79º) at 11:09 h and will set in the west (283º) at 23:47 h.
In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first high tide will be at 5:45 h and the next high tide at 18:45 h. The only low tide of the day will be at 12:10 h.
The lunar phase is a Waxing Crescent. Today we will have 11 hours and 54 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 12:25 h and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 12 hours and 38 minutes.
The tidal coefficient today is 64 (average). At noon the tidal coefficient drops to 58 to end the day with a tidal coefficient of 53. The tide heights today are 0.7 m, 0.2 m and 0.7 m. We can compare these levels with the maximum high tide recorded in the tide tables for Colombo which is of 0.9 m and a minimum height of -0.1 m.
The solunar fishing calendar in Colombo 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 5:00 h to 7:00 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 11:09 h to 12:09 h, high activity minor period (moonrise)
from 17:28 h to 19:28 h, very high activity Major period (moon up). This period of high activity coincides with sunset; therefore the sun will exercise more influence, resulting in an excellent time for fishing
from 23:47 h to 0:47 h, high activity minor period (moonset)
Tide timetable for Colombo. The times are generated in local time in Sri Lanka. 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 Colombo 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).
|5:45 h||high tide||( 0.7 m )|
|12:10 h||low tide||( 0.2 m )|
|18:45 h||high tide||( 0.7 m )|
|Activity of the day
from 5:00 h to 7:00 h and from 17:28 h to 19:28 h.
from 11:09 h to 12:09 h and from 23:47 h to 0:47 h.
Moon age: 6 days
Light: 36 %
|First Quarter Moon (1 day)
February 15, 2016 at 13:16 h
|Full Moon (9 days)
February 22, 2016 at 23:50 h
|Last Quarter Moon (17 days)
March 2, 2016 at 4:41 h
|New Moon (24 days)
March 9, 2016 at 7:24 h
Total Solar Eclipse
|Lunar transit||17:28 h|
|Duration of the moon||12 h 38 m|
|Duration of the sun||11 h 54 m|
Earth - Sun
Earth - Moon