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Channel East, (North Foreland to The Solent, Pilot Notes and Charts)

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign




Tidal: NP250 Navigation: Admiralty, 2451, 2450, Medium Scale: 1652, 536, 1892, 323

Rules & Regulations

Strictly Enforced TSS Areas


Cross Channel Ferries, Bottleneck of Shipping Dover Strait

Tidal Data Times & Range

Standard Port, Dover MHWS 6.7m MHWN 5.3m, MLWN 2m MLWS 0.8m

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General Description

Winds & Weather. The greatest proportion of wind in the Dover area is from the SW, usually with a force of 4 to 7 in the
winter months. From February to June, winds from the NE increase somewhat, nearly equaling those from the SW in May. Rain occurs mostly from October to December, nearly twice that of the summer season. Fog occurs fairly frequent in the winter, averaging about 4 or 5 days a month. During the summer haze can be a problem anytime. ... read more


This sector describes the SE coast of England from North Foreland to Selsey Bill, including the English Inshore Traffic Zone within Dover Strait. The descriptive sequence is from NE to SW.

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