Lowest astronomical tide

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Definition of Lowest astronomical tide (LAT):
The lowest levels which can be predicted to occur under average meteorological conditions.[1].
This is the common definition for Lowest astronomical tide (LAT), other definitions can be discussed in the article


LAT is not the lowest level that may be reached as storm surges may cause considerably lower levels to occur.


  1. CIRIA (1996). Beach management manual. CIRIA Report 153.

See also

  1. Tides
  2. Highest astronomical tide