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Question
·  How many times a day does the tide come in?
·  How many times a day does the tide go out?
·  How many hours (roughly) are there between high and low water?
·  Which is bigger, a spring or a neap tide?
·  How often does a spring tide occur?
·  Where can you sail to avaiod a strong tide?
·  What is the tide coming in called?
·  What is the tide going out called?
·  What is the tide called when it is about to turn?
·  Where can you find details of tide times?

Answer
·  How many times a day does the tide come in?

The tide comes in and goes out twice a day.

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·  How many times a day does the tide go out?

The tide comes in and goes out twice a day.

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·  How many hours (roughly) are there between high and low water?

Six.The difference between high and low water is in fact just over six hours

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·  Which is bigger, a spring or a neap tide?

A spring tide is bigger than a neap tidy. This means it goes higher and lower than a neap tidy, with a faster tidal flow.

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·  How often does a spring tide occur?

Twice a month (just after every new moon and full moon)

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·  Where can you sail to avaiod a strong tide?

Shallow water (close to shore the todal stream is usually weaker)

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·  What is the tide coming in called?

The Flood

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·  What is the tide going out called?

The Ebb

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·  What is the tide called when it is about to turn?

Slack

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·  Where can you find details of tide times?

You can buy a tide table from chandlers, newsagents and harbour offices in coastal towns. Tide tables are often displayed on harbour and sailing club noticeboards and you can find them on the internet.

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