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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

Wed

Rain

14°C

Min: 12°C
Max: 14°C

Thu

Rain

19°C

Min: 13°C
Max: 19°C

Fri

Rain

18°C

Min: 8°C
Max: 18°C

Sat

Rain

19°C

Min: 11°C
Max: 19°C

Sun

Cloudy

19°C

Min: 11°C
Max: 19°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

Wednesday 28 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 3.0ft 10 117.43933
5am
100% 2.5ft 9 116.4624
8am
100% 2.5ft 9 106.34851
11am
100% 2.5ft 9 106.25928
2pm
100% 2.5ft 9 104.29425
5pm
95% 2.5ft 9 104.20117
8pm
45% 4.0ft 9 111.77533
11pm
75% 5.5ft 7 102.13177

Thursday 29 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
85% 6.0ft 8 97.88367
5am
90% 5.5ft 9 100.14294
8am
90% 4.5ft 9 101.48071
11am
100% 4.0ft 8 106.25531
2pm
100% 4.0ft 8 109.3075
5pm
100% 3.5ft 8 108.14661
8pm
100% 3.5ft 8 106.32001
11pm
100% 3.0ft 8 104.2951

Friday 30 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 2.5ft 7 104.0224
5am
95% 2.5ft 7 104.4679
8am
95% 2.5ft 7 104.13452
11am
95% 2.5ft 7 105.39502
2pm
95% 3.0ft 7 105.5144
5pm
95% 3.0ft 7 107.534
8pm
95% 3.0ft 7 108.40546
11pm
100% 3.0ft 7 109.27271

Saturday 31 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 3.0ft 7 111.104
5am
95% 3.0ft 7 114.12177
8am
95% 3.5ft 7 118.30621
11am
95% 3.5ft 7 121.46265
2pm
95% 3.5ft 7 124.41467
5pm
95% 4.0ft 6 126.37323
8pm
90% 4.0ft 6 129.53827
11pm
95% 4.0ft 6 131.66693

Sunday 1 August

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
90% 3.5ft 6 131.55292
5am
85% 2.5ft 6 131.88538
8am
85% 2.0ft 6 133.7428
11am
85% 1.5ft 7 94.35907
2pm
90% 2.5ft 7 116.00513
5pm
90% 2.5ft 4 127.16882
8pm
80% 2.5ft 4 130.77338
11pm
60% 1.9ft 7 117.84479

Wednesday 28 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 3.0ft 10 117.43933
5am
100% 2.5ft 9 116.4624
8am
100% 2.5ft 9 106.34851
11am
100% 2.5ft 9 106.25928
2pm
100% 2.5ft 9 104.29425
5pm
95% 2.5ft 9 104.20117
8pm
45% 4.0ft 9 111.77533
11pm
75% 5.5ft 7 102.13177

Thursday 29 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
85% 6.0ft 8 97.88367
5am
90% 5.5ft 9 100.14294
8am
90% 4.5ft 9 101.48071
11am
100% 4.0ft 8 106.25531
2pm
100% 4.0ft 8 109.3075
5pm
100% 3.5ft 8 108.14661
8pm
100% 3.5ft 8 106.32001
11pm
100% 3.0ft 8 104.2951

Friday 30 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 2.5ft 7 104.0224
5am
95% 2.5ft 7 104.4679
8am
95% 2.5ft 7 104.13452
11am
95% 2.5ft 7 105.39502
2pm
95% 3.0ft 7 105.5144
5pm
95% 3.0ft 7 107.534
8pm
95% 3.0ft 7 108.40546
11pm
100% 3.0ft 7 109.27271

Saturday 31 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 3.0ft 7 111.104
5am
95% 3.0ft 7 114.12177
8am
95% 3.5ft 7 118.30621
11am
95% 3.5ft 7 121.46265
2pm
95% 3.5ft 7 124.41467
5pm
95% 4.0ft 6 126.37323
8pm
90% 4.0ft 6 129.53827
11pm
95% 4.0ft 6 131.66693

Sunday 1 August

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
90% 3.5ft 6 131.55292
5am
85% 2.5ft 6 131.88538
8am
85% 2.0ft 6 133.7428
11am
85% 1.5ft 7 94.35907
2pm
90% 2.5ft 7 116.00513
5pm
90% 2.5ft 4 127.16882
8pm
80% 2.5ft 4 130.77338
11pm
60% 1.9ft 7 117.84479

Wednesday 28 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 3.0ft 10 117.43933
5am
100% 2.5ft 9 116.4624
8am
100% 2.5ft 9 106.34851
11am
100% 2.5ft 9 106.25928
2pm
100% 2.5ft 9 104.29425
5pm
95% 2.5ft 9 104.20117
8pm
45% 4.0ft 9 111.77533
11pm
75% 5.5ft 7 102.13177

Thursday 29 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
85% 6.0ft 8 97.88367
5am
90% 5.5ft 9 100.14294
8am
90% 4.5ft 9 101.48071
11am
100% 4.0ft 8 106.25531
2pm
100% 4.0ft 8 109.3075
5pm
100% 3.5ft 8 108.14661
8pm
100% 3.5ft 8 106.32001
11pm
100% 3.0ft 8 104.2951

Friday 30 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 2.5ft 7 104.0224
5am
95% 2.5ft 7 104.4679
8am
95% 2.5ft 7 104.13452
11am
95% 2.5ft 7 105.39502
2pm
95% 3.0ft 7 105.5144
5pm
95% 3.0ft 7 107.534
8pm
95% 3.0ft 7 108.40546
11pm
100% 3.0ft 7 109.27271

Saturday 31 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 3.0ft 7 111.104
5am
95% 3.0ft 7 114.12177
8am
95% 3.5ft 7 118.30621
11am
95% 3.5ft 7 121.46265
2pm
95% 3.5ft 7 124.41467
5pm
95% 4.0ft 6 126.37323
8pm
90% 4.0ft 6 129.53827
11pm
95% 4.0ft 6 131.66693

Sunday 1 August

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
90% 3.5ft 6 131.55292
5am
85% 2.5ft 6 131.88538
8am
85% 2.0ft 6 133.7428
11am
85% 1.5ft 7 94.35907
2pm
90% 2.5ft 7 116.00513
5pm
90% 2.5ft 4 127.16882
8pm
80% 2.5ft 4 130.77338
11pm
60% 1.9ft 7 117.84479

Wednesday 28 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 3.0ft 10 117.43933
5am
100% 2.5ft 9 116.4624
8am
100% 2.5ft 9 106.34851
11am
100% 2.5ft 9 106.25928
2pm
100% 2.5ft 9 104.29425
5pm
95% 2.5ft 9 104.20117
8pm
45% 4.0ft 9 111.77533
11pm
75% 5.5ft 7 102.13177

Thursday 29 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
85% 6.0ft 8 97.88367
5am
90% 5.5ft 9 100.14294
8am
90% 4.5ft 9 101.48071
11am
100% 4.0ft 8 106.25531
2pm
100% 4.0ft 8 109.3075
5pm
100% 3.5ft 8 108.14661
8pm
100% 3.5ft 8 106.32001
11pm
100% 3.0ft 8 104.2951

Friday 30 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 2.5ft 7 104.0224
5am
95% 2.5ft 7 104.4679
8am
95% 2.5ft 7 104.13452
11am
95% 2.5ft 7 105.39502
2pm
95% 3.0ft 7 105.5144
5pm
95% 3.0ft 7 107.534
8pm
95% 3.0ft 7 108.40546
11pm
100% 3.0ft 7 109.27271

Saturday 31 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
100% 3.0ft 7 111.104
5am
95% 3.0ft 7 114.12177
8am
95% 3.5ft 7 118.30621
11am
95% 3.5ft 7 121.46265
2pm
95% 3.5ft 7 124.41467
5pm
95% 4.0ft 6 126.37323
8pm
90% 4.0ft 6 129.53827
11pm
95% 4.0ft 6 131.66693

Sunday 1 August

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
90% 3.5ft 6 131.55292
5am
85% 2.5ft 6 131.88538
8am
85% 2.0ft 6 133.7428
11am
85% 1.5ft 7 94.35907
2pm
90% 2.5ft 7 116.00513
5pm
90% 2.5ft 4 127.16882
8pm
80% 2.5ft 4 130.77338
11pm
60% 1.9ft 7 117.84479

Wednesday 28 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 0.4ft 5 254.83905
5am
% 0.4ft 5 255.77356
8am
% 0.5ft 6 253.50488
11am
% 0.4ft 4 253.66479
2pm
% 0.4ft 4 253.22083
5pm
% 0.4ft 4 252.27893
8pm
% 0.3ft 4 251.71271
11pm
% 0.3ft 4 253.35944

Thursday 29 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 0.2ft 4 252.54816
5am
% 0.8ft 2 66.48853
8am
% 0.8ft 2 67.29791
11am
% 0.5ft 2 67.47382
2pm
% 0.2ft 2 45.39563
5pm
% 0.0ft 0 0
8pm
% 0.2ft 5 226.60583
11pm
% 0.3ft 5 228.61249

Friday 30 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 0.3ft 5 222.77142
5am
% 0.2ft 4 221.88104
8am
% 0.3ft 3 231.01355
11am
% 0.3ft 4 231.27435
2pm
% 0.3ft 4 230.77155
5pm
% 0.3ft 4 230.42249
8pm
% 0.2ft 4 230.00378
11pm
% 0.3ft 4 236.10706

Saturday 31 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 0.7ft 5 235.92413
5am
% 0.8ft 5 236.79614
8am
% 0.9ft 5 237.26367
11am
% 0.8ft 5 238.65936
2pm
% 0.8ft 5 238.2959
5pm
% 0.8ft 8 241.26447
8pm
% 0.6ft 8 231.18158
11pm
% 0.5ft 8 231.59705

Sunday 1 August

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 0.8ft 8 239.15137
5am
% 0.8ft 8 237.30133
8am
% 0.9ft 8 236.80804
11am
% 0.9ft 8 236.94666
2pm
% 0.9ft 8 236.61993
5pm
% 0.9ft 8 236.85925
8pm
% 1.0ft 9 237.27972
11pm
% 0.9ft 9 238.14404

Wednesday 28 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 0.7ft 5 247.87341
5am
% 0.9ft 6 247.58624
8am
% 1.0ft 5 247.19348
11am
% 1.0ft 5 247.19666
2pm
% 0.9ft 5 247.67297
5pm
% 0.8ft 5 248.85602
8pm
% 0.7ft 5 249.16736
11pm
% 0.5ft 5 249.99396

Thursday 29 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 0.4ft 5 250.17487
5am
% 0.3ft 5 249.54987
8am
% 0.2ft 5 248.599
11am
% 0.2ft 5 246.3645
2pm
% 0.2ft 2 44.27142
5pm
% 0.6ft 6 213.50391
8pm
% 0.7ft 5 215.13696
11pm
% 0.9ft 5 215.81787

Friday 30 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 1.0ft 5 215.18304
5am
% 0.9ft 6 214.51135
8am
% 0.8ft 6 215.02631
11am
% 0.7ft 6 215.86337
2pm
% 0.7ft 5 216.16962
5pm
% 0.6ft 5 216.21515
8pm
% 0.6ft 5 216.09357
11pm
% 1.0ft 4 224.7179

Saturday 31 July

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 2.0ft 5 225.03973
5am
% 2.0ft 5 223.55994
8am
% 2.0ft 6 223.31531
11am
% 2.0ft 6 222.6377
2pm
% 2.0ft 7 221.88953
5pm
% 2.0ft 7 222.49255
8pm
% 2.0ft 8 224.73102
11pm
% 2.0ft 8 224.16431

Sunday 1 August

Time Swell rating Prob Height Period Dir
2am
% 2.0ft 8 222.77063
5am
% 2.5ft 8 223.37891
8am
% 2.5ft 8 223.77203
11am
% 2.5ft 8 223.78589
2pm
% 2.5ft 8 223.77014
5pm
% 2.5ft 8 224.09399
8pm
% 3.0ft 9 224.62457
11pm
% 3.0ft 9 224.87976

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