The Hong Kong Observatory publication, “Tide Tables for Hong Kong 2018”, is now on sale.
The tide tables list the predicted heights and times of daily high and low waters at 14 locations in Hong Kong, namely Chek Lap Kok, Cheung Chau, Chi Ma Wan, Ko Lau Wan, Kwai Chung, Lok On Pai, Ma Wan, Quarry Bay, Shek Pik, Tai Miu Wan, Tai O, Tai Po Kau, Tsim Bei Tsui and Waglan Island. In the 2018 edition, new features include newly added maps of the trend of tidal current in Hong Kong waters during flood and ebb tides; highlighting of the daily highest and lowest predicted tide heights in red and blue; and shading of the monthly highest and lowest predicted heights in grey.
The bilingual publication, which also provides information on the phases of the moon, is a useful reference for engineers, shipping companies, wharf and container terminal operators, yachtsmen, and fishing and water sports enthusiasts. A survey form is also included for readers to provide feedback on the publication to the Hong Kong Observatory.
At $48 a copy, “Tide Tables for Hong Kong 2018” can be purchased at the Hong Kong Observatory Resource Centre, the Publications Sales Unit of the Information Services Department, the Kowloon Map Publications Centre of the Lands Department and the Marine Department Headquarters. An electronic book-ordering service is also available at the online Government Bookstore at www.bookstore.gov.hk, details of which can be obtained through the telephone enquiry service of the Information Services Department at 2537 1910.