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Forecasts and tides

The local weather for Helensburgh with 5-day forecasts, tide times, surf swells and wind speed predictions.

5-day weather forecast

Sat

Rain

12°C

Min: 7°C
Max: 12°C

Sun

Rain

13°C

Min: 9°C
Max: 13°C

Mon

Rain

10°C

Min: 6°C
Max: 10°C

Tue

Rain

14°C

Min: 7°C
Max: 14°C

Wed

Rain

14°C

Min: 11°C
Max: 14°C

Tide times

Tides and the dangers

A beach can seem like a vast playground but the tide can come in surprisingly quickly. As the tide moves up and down the beach, the depth of the water changes throughout the day, sometimes by as much as 10 metres.

Always keep a look out of the tide's direction while on the beach.

Surf forecast

Saturday 23 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 2.5ft 8 97.72601
5am
100% 2.5ft 8 109.80823
8am
100% 1.8ft 7 98.43347
11am
100% 1.9ft 8 92.70709
2pm
85% 3.0ft 10 88.22485
5pm
100% 3.5ft 10 88.03198
8pm
100% 3.5ft 11 86.69586
11pm
100% 3.0ft 10 86.38574

Sunday 24 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
80% 2.5ft 9 87.36548
5am
80% 2.0ft 9 89.00708
8am
95% 2.0ft 9 89.40552
11am
90% 2.0ft 10 90.45319
2pm
50% 3.0ft 8 87.19696
5pm
70% 5.5ft 5 39.60156
8pm
85% 6.5ft 12 65.28461
11pm
100% 8.5ft 14 82.2323

Monday 25 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 8.5ft 13 84.75977
5am
100% 9.0ft 13 86.87561
8am
100% 8.5ft 13 91.44116
11am
100% 8.0ft 13 92.21844
2pm
100% 8.0ft 13 92.10901
5pm
100% 8.0ft 13 93.35828
8pm
95% 7.5ft 12 92.90167
11pm
90% 7.0ft 12 92.89368

Tuesday 26 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
85% 6.0ft 12 100.974
5am
90% 5.5ft 12 101.28595
8am
85% 5.5ft 11 97.60278
11am
80% 6.5ft 11 90.83502
2pm
85% 6.5ft 11 91.18549
5pm
80% 6.5ft 11 94.883
8pm
85% 6.0ft 11 98.22742
11pm
75% 6.0ft 11 97.83984

Wednesday 27 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
70% 6.5ft 12 97.00952
5am
75% 7.5ft 13 96.72162
8am
95% 7.5ft 13 95.43134
11am
95% 6.5ft 13 96.05914
2pm
95% 6.0ft 13 94.89349
5pm
85% 5.5ft 13 92.36475
8pm
85% 5.5ft 12 93.27673
11pm
70% 5.0ft 12 95.12671

Saturday 23 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 2.5ft 8 97.72601
5am
100% 2.5ft 8 109.80823
8am
100% 1.8ft 7 98.43347
11am
100% 1.9ft 8 92.70709
2pm
85% 3.0ft 10 88.22485
5pm
100% 3.5ft 10 88.03198
8pm
100% 3.5ft 11 86.69586
11pm
100% 3.0ft 10 86.38574

Sunday 24 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
80% 2.5ft 9 87.36548
5am
80% 2.0ft 9 89.00708
8am
95% 2.0ft 9 89.40552
11am
90% 2.0ft 10 90.45319
2pm
50% 3.0ft 8 87.19696
5pm
70% 5.5ft 5 39.60156
8pm
85% 6.5ft 12 65.28461
11pm
100% 8.5ft 14 82.2323

Monday 25 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 8.5ft 13 84.75977
5am
100% 9.0ft 13 86.87561
8am
100% 8.5ft 13 91.44116
11am
100% 8.0ft 13 92.21844
2pm
100% 8.0ft 13 92.10901
5pm
100% 8.0ft 13 93.35828
8pm
95% 7.5ft 12 92.90167
11pm
90% 7.0ft 12 92.89368

Tuesday 26 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
85% 6.0ft 12 100.974
5am
90% 5.5ft 12 101.28595
8am
85% 5.5ft 11 97.60278
11am
80% 6.5ft 11 90.83502
2pm
85% 6.5ft 11 91.18549
5pm
80% 6.5ft 11 94.883
8pm
85% 6.0ft 11 98.22742
11pm
75% 6.0ft 11 97.83984

Wednesday 27 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
70% 6.5ft 12 97.00952
5am
75% 7.5ft 13 96.72162
8am
95% 7.5ft 13 95.43134
11am
95% 6.5ft 13 96.05914
2pm
95% 6.0ft 13 94.89349
5pm
85% 5.5ft 13 92.36475
8pm
85% 5.5ft 12 93.27673
11pm
70% 5.0ft 12 95.12671

Saturday 23 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 2.5ft 8 97.72601
5am
100% 2.5ft 8 109.80823
8am
100% 1.8ft 7 98.43347
11am
100% 1.9ft 8 92.70709
2pm
85% 3.0ft 10 88.22485
5pm
100% 3.5ft 10 88.03198
8pm
100% 3.5ft 11 86.69586
11pm
100% 3.0ft 10 86.38574

Sunday 24 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
80% 2.5ft 9 87.36548
5am
80% 2.0ft 9 89.00708
8am
95% 2.0ft 9 89.40552
11am
90% 2.0ft 10 90.45319
2pm
50% 3.0ft 8 87.19696
5pm
70% 5.5ft 5 39.60156
8pm
85% 6.5ft 12 65.28461
11pm
100% 8.5ft 14 82.2323

Monday 25 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 8.5ft 13 84.75977
5am
100% 9.0ft 13 86.87561
8am
100% 8.5ft 13 91.44116
11am
100% 8.0ft 13 92.21844
2pm
100% 8.0ft 13 92.10901
5pm
100% 8.0ft 13 93.35828
8pm
95% 7.5ft 12 92.90167
11pm
90% 7.0ft 12 92.89368

Tuesday 26 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
85% 6.0ft 12 100.974
5am
90% 5.5ft 12 101.28595
8am
85% 5.5ft 11 97.60278
11am
80% 6.5ft 11 90.83502
2pm
85% 6.5ft 11 91.18549
5pm
80% 6.5ft 11 94.883
8pm
85% 6.0ft 11 98.22742
11pm
75% 6.0ft 11 97.83984

Wednesday 27 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
70% 6.5ft 12 97.00952
5am
75% 7.5ft 13 96.72162
8am
95% 7.5ft 13 95.43134
11am
95% 6.5ft 13 96.05914
2pm
95% 6.0ft 13 94.89349
5pm
85% 5.5ft 13 92.36475
8pm
85% 5.5ft 12 93.27673
11pm
70% 5.0ft 12 95.12671

Saturday 23 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 2.5ft 8 97.72601
5am
100% 2.5ft 8 109.80823
8am
100% 1.8ft 7 98.43347
11am
100% 1.9ft 8 92.70709
2pm
85% 3.0ft 10 88.22485
5pm
100% 3.5ft 10 88.03198
8pm
100% 3.5ft 11 86.69586
11pm
100% 3.0ft 10 86.38574

Sunday 24 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
80% 2.5ft 9 87.36548
5am
80% 2.0ft 9 89.00708
8am
95% 2.0ft 9 89.40552
11am
90% 2.0ft 10 90.45319
2pm
50% 3.0ft 8 87.19696
5pm
70% 5.5ft 5 39.60156
8pm
85% 6.5ft 12 65.28461
11pm
100% 8.5ft 14 82.2323

Monday 25 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 8.5ft 13 84.75977
5am
100% 9.0ft 13 86.87561
8am
100% 8.5ft 13 91.44116
11am
100% 8.0ft 13 92.21844
2pm
100% 8.0ft 13 92.10901
5pm
100% 8.0ft 13 93.35828
8pm
95% 7.5ft 12 92.90167
11pm
90% 7.0ft 12 92.89368

Tuesday 26 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
85% 6.0ft 12 100.974
5am
90% 5.5ft 12 101.28595
8am
85% 5.5ft 11 97.60278
11am
80% 6.5ft 11 90.83502
2pm
85% 6.5ft 11 91.18549
5pm
80% 6.5ft 11 94.883
8pm
85% 6.0ft 11 98.22742
11pm
75% 6.0ft 11 97.83984

Wednesday 27 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
70% 6.5ft 12 97.00952
5am
75% 7.5ft 13 96.72162
8am
95% 7.5ft 13 95.43134
11am
95% 6.5ft 13 96.05914
2pm
95% 6.0ft 13 94.89349
5pm
85% 5.5ft 13 92.36475
8pm
85% 5.5ft 12 93.27673
11pm
70% 5.0ft 12 95.12671

Saturday 23 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 0.8ft 13 236.90533
5am
% 0.7ft 12 237.55072
8am
% 0.7ft 12 237.35278
11am
% 0.6ft 13 237.36694
2pm
% 0.6ft 13 236.19641
5pm
% 0.5ft 12 235.67969
8pm
% 0.4ft 12 234.62598
11pm
% 0.4ft 12 234.4071

Sunday 24 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 1.5ft 3 11.22363
5am
% 1.3ft 3 3.17767
8am
% 0.3ft 6 287.06973
11am
% 0.3ft 7 286.33423
2pm
% 0.4ft 7 286.96646
5pm
% 0.4ft 8 287.55627
8pm
% 0.4ft 8 287.32153
11pm
% 0.3ft 8 287.96881

Monday 25 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 0.3ft 8 286.26294
5am
% 0.3ft 7 288.27478
8am
% 0.3ft 7 287.98102
11am
% 0.2ft 7 290.36365
2pm
% 0.2ft 7 289.85046
5pm
% 0.8ft 2 55.04248
8pm
% 0.9ft 2 49.04053
11pm
% 0.8ft 2 46.75085

Tuesday 26 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 0.7ft 2 43.67426
5am
% 0.3ft 2 34.6524
8am
% 0.7ft 2 26.96118
11am
% 1.2ft 3 38.71082
2pm
% 1.3ft 3 44.34998
5pm
% 1.1ft 3 33.80957
8pm
% 0.9ft 3 27.21045
11pm
% 1.2ft 3 22.93109

Wednesday 27 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 1.4ft 3 18.9328
5am
% 1.3ft 3 17.30414
8am
% 1.2ft 3 20.10779
11am
% 0.9ft 3 21.56543
2pm
% 0.9ft 3 27.32495
5pm
% 0.2ft 7 291.97974
8pm
% 0.2ft 7 289.78003
11pm
% 0.3ft 7 290.90222

Saturday 23 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 2.0ft 12 224.35809
5am
% 2.0ft 12 224.41876
8am
% 2.0ft 12 224.21045
11am
% 1.9ft 12 223.91455
2pm
% 1.7ft 12 223.59839
5pm
% 1.9ft 3 27.25861
8pm
% 2.5ft 4 24.19299
11pm
% 2.5ft 4 20.88226

Sunday 24 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 2.5ft 4 22.82971
5am
% 2.0ft 4 4.04108
8am
% 1.9ft 4 7.7887
11am
% 0.8ft 7 291.69351
2pm
% 1.1ft 7 292.39929
5pm
% 1.0ft 7 294.03674
8pm
% 0.9ft 8 293.94946
11pm
% 0.8ft 7 293.4837

Monday 25 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 0.8ft 7 293.07635
5am
% 0.7ft 7 293.82092
8am
% 0.7ft 7 294.93359
11am
% 0.6ft 7 296.1474
2pm
% 0.5ft 7 296.82031
5pm
% 0.4ft 7 297.77203
8pm
% 0.3ft 7 297.67517
11pm
% 0.2ft 6 296.85495

Tuesday 26 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 0.2ft 7 300.54492
5am
% 0.9ft 3 37.99957
8am
% 1.0ft 3 27.66663
11am
% 1.8ft 3 36.43713
2pm
% 2.0ft 3 43.98529
5pm
% 2.5ft 4 34.00342
8pm
% 1.9ft 3 29.35016
11pm
% 2.0ft 3 28.29285

Wednesday 27 October

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 2.5ft 4 25.32538
5am
% 2.5ft 4 19.51367
8am
% 2.0ft 4 20.82727
11am
% 1.8ft 3 20.80237
2pm
% 1.8ft 3 23.52307
5pm
% 0.5ft 7 296.00653
8pm
% 0.7ft 7 295.11212
11pm
% 0.7ft 7 295.59094