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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Issued at: 0800 on Fri 9 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Staying mostly dry, cloudy but mild.

Today:

There'll be some bright spells for some of us but it'll be mainly cloudy through the day. There is a risk of rain in the northwest later and the winds will be fresh. Remaining mild, despite the wind and cloud. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Tonight:

Remaining rather breezy with outbreaks of patchy rain for many. It'll be a mild night with low cloud and fog shrouding many coastal areas and higher ground. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Saturday:

Rain will move eastwards through the day to affect all parts. It will turn persistent and locally heavy, with drier, clearer conditions following during the evening. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Drier and slightly colder into Sunday, with sunny spells and light winds. Patchy rain may spread north-eastwards on Monday. Possibly turning windier and milder with some rain on Tuesday.

Updated at: 0018 on Fri 9 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain slowly edging southeast. Colder, windier and clear conditions following.

Today:

Outbreaks of rain in the north and west. Some early hill fog and low cloud in the east and southeast. Otherwise, mainly dry with a mixture of cloud and brighter spells. It'll be another mild day for most.

Tonight:

Rain over Northern Ireland and Scotland giving way to clearer skies and showers. Rain over Wales and northern England sinking south-eastwards. A mild night for much of England and Wales.

Saturday:

Outbreaks of locally heavy rain across Wales and southern UK will slowly clear south-east later. Brighter elsewhere, but windy with showers in the north-west. Less mild in the north.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Colder and brighter on Sunday with some rain in the north-west. Turning windier with outbreaks of rain in the west through Monday and Tuesday, staying drier in the south-east.

Updated at: 0153 on Fri 9 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 13 Dec 2016 to Thursday 22 Dec 2016:

It'll be dry and bright for most, but patchy overnight frost and fog are likely in the southeast. Through the week periods of wet and windy weather are expected to move across the UK from the west. The most unsettled conditions are likely across the north and west, with drier and brighter weather for southern and eastern areas. It'll be windy at times, with the possibility of gales in the west and northwest, but it will be much less windy further south and east. By mid December there'll probably be some longer, drier spells between the wet weather, perhaps heralding a change to something generally more settled. It'll be fairly mild initially but temperatures are likely to return closer to normal, although passing weather systems may raise them at times.

Updated at: 1140 on Thu 8 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Friday 23 Dec 2016 to Friday 6 Jan 2017:

Whilst there is a good deal of uncertainty for this period, it is most likely that more settled conditions may dominate associated with high pressure affecting the UK. If the pressure does build, then we can expect drier than average conditions for most areas with lighter winds. Temperatures are also then likely to be below average with an increased risk of frost and fog, especially where skies remain clear overnight. There will probably also be some milder, unsettled interludes though, and as we head into the New Year this may become more of a feature in our weather, with the greatest likelihood of changeable conditions in the northwest, giving rain here at times.

Updated at: 1141 on Thu 8 Dec 2016

Portland Harbour - Sandsfoot Castle (Beach) tide times

Friday's tide times

(local port - Portland)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:32 1.5
Low 06:15 0.8
High 08:11 1.0
Low 09:43 0.9
High 13:57 1.6
Low 19:06 0.6

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Portland)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:47 1.6
Low 07:32 0.8
High 09:30 0.9
Low 11:15 0.8
High 15:09 1.7
Low 20:19 0.5
High 22:09 0.6
Low 23:29 0.5

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Portland)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 03:46 1.8
Low 08:44 0.7
High 10:21 0.8
Low 12:16 0.6
High 16:11 1.8
Low 21:19 0.4
High 22:57 0.5

Monday's tide times

(local port - Portland)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:30 0.4
High 04:41 2.0
Low 09:44 0.6
High 11:10 0.7
Low 13:08 0.4
High 17:10 2.0
Low 22:13 0.3
High 23:46 0.5

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Portland)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:24 0.3
High 05:33 2.2
Low 10:38 0.5
High 11:59 0.6
Low 13:58 0.2
High 18:06 2.1
Low 23:03 0.3

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Portland)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:36 0.5
Low 02:15 0.3
High 06:23 2.3
Low 11:27 0.4
High 12:49 0.5
Low 14:47 0.1
High 19:00 2.2
Low 23:49 0.2

Tide times for the next five days.

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Weather forecast map for Portland Harbour - Sandsfoot Castle (Beach)

Portland Harbour - Sandsfoot Castle (Beach) Portland Harbour - Sandsfoot Castle (Beach) – Sunny intervals 50.594 -2.464
Exeter Exeter – Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Southampton Southampton – Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Cardiff Cardiff – Light shower day 51.4812 -3.1778
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Plymouth Plymouth – Cloudy 50.3713 -4.1348
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Reading Reading – Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Swansea Swansea – Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Jersey – Sunny intervals 49.2079 -2.1955
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
London London – Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Camborne Camborne – Cloudy 50.2122 -5.2937
Pembroke Pembroke – Light rain 51.6731 -4.9084
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118

Location Details

Portland Harbour - Sandsfoot Castle (Beach)

Location: 50.594, -2.464

Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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