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The River Parrett experiences a small tidal wave, known as a Bore, which passes through Bridgwater

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Introduction

The River Parrett experiences a small tidal wave, known as a Bore, which passes through Bridgwater. Details of dates and times are available here.

On tides above 3.7m (chart datum) at Bridgwater, a tidal wave (bore) may form.

The Bore can be seen from a number of bridges that cross the River Parrett through Bridgwater:

  • At Bridgwater town bridge, the bore usually occurs around 1 hour 40 minutes before high tide.
  • At Dunball, some 3 miles downstream, the bore is visible at around 2 hours 15 minutes before high tide.

The Bore time may occur earlier or later and its height varies, since it depends on meteorological conditions and if there is an increase in fresh water running downstream.

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Bridgwater Bore time 2024 at the Town Bridge

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Contact the Harbour Master

Somerset Council
Bridgwater House
King Square
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 3AR

Phone: 0300 123 2224
Email: harbour.master@somerset.gov.uk

Last reviewed: April 15, 2024 by Jenny

Next review due: October 15, 2024

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