Weather and Sea conditions

Tides and Currents

Tidal heights at MHWS 4.6 m (15'), MHWN 3.0 m (10') and MLWN 2.0 m (6'6"). Off the bar the current generally sets SW at rates of 1 to 2 knots causing vessels at anchor to lie broadside to the swell and to roll considerably.
The in-going tidal stream, when nearing Ponta Tangalane, sets directly towards the banks on the W side of the river entrance and necessitates great caution. In the river the tidal stream attains a max. rate of about 3.5 knots. The average rate is about 2.8 knots.

Wind and Sea

The prevailing winds are from SE. The sea is generally smooth on the bar at HW.

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