Currents information sourced from the British Admiralty data base is
provided for Surface Currents and Tidal Currents.
Surface currents are seasonal currents that can run at up to five knots
in places. These surface currents are represented by black arrows showing
strength and direction for all parts af the world that Admiralty Current
The images below show how Navigator displays currents in practice. This
data was taken from the Northeast cost of Africa. Note the difference
in directions of currents between January and June.
Both images below can be enlarged by clicking on them.
Tidal currents are the currents caused by changes in tide height. This
information can have a significant affect on passage planning where the
current is strong. The information is represented by blue arrows showing
strength and direction and is displayed hourly for areas of the world
that Admiralty Tidal data is available.
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