North Sea current speed in knots

Current speeds in the North Sea based on the Tidal Current Atlas, offset by weather influences. These are refreshed every day with data from Rijkswaterstaat's sea current model based on Harmonie weather data, a map for every hour, up to 48 hours in the future. Read more about this model below

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About this Tidal current charts

The course of the currents in the North Sea is broadly known and included in forecast models, which are documented in the well-known HP33 current atlas of the Hydrographic Service of the Dutch Royal Navy. And therefore also in the Tidal Current Atlas App.

Atmospheric influences
However, the flow speed and the course of the currents are also subject to - especially - the air pressure, wind direction and speed in the atmosphere. These are obviously not included in the wave models. To fill this gap, Rijkswaterstaat has developed a flow model in which it incorporates the expected influence of the atmosphere.

Updated daily
The daily output of this model can be found on this page in the form of these flow maps. These are retrieved and processed by our servers every night and apply for the 48 hours after the calculation moment of this model (the run time, as shown below each image). The time of each chart is shown in UTC, which is two hours ahead of Dutch time, which is shown in brackets.

 

Wind forecast

Netherlands
Wind forecast nodes
Beaufort wind forecast
Wind forecast + air pressure

Wadden Sea
Wind forecast nodes
Beaufort wind forecast
Wind forecast + air pressure

IJsselmeer and Frisian Lakes
Wind forecast nodes
Beaufort wind forecast
Wind forecast + air pressure

Zeeland
Wind forecast nodes
Beaufort wind forecast
Wind forecast + air pressure


Weather maps

Fax cards UKMO
HiRLAM analysis
DWD ICON expectation
ECMWF 850 hPa
Current satellite image
Synoptic analysis KNMI
Plumes the Netherlands

 

Download the Tidal Current Atlas app

With the Tidal Current Atlas app you always and everywhere have the current data of the North Sea, Wadden and Zeeland waters at hand. This contains all the maps of the HP33, clearly visible on your phone or tablet, together with the live water levels of the relevant reference stations.

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