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Portland Harbour - Sandsfoot Castle (Beach)

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Saturday   (27 August 2016)
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Sunday   (28 August 2016)
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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.

Monday   (29 August 2016)
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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.

Tuesday   (30 August 2016)
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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.

Wednesday   (31 August 2016)
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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.

Thursday   (01 September 2016)
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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.

Friday   (02 September 2016)
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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 Sat 27 Aug 2016

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Largely cloudy with scattered showers for some.

Today:

A bright start in the west, but thicker cloud and scattered showers will affect eastern parts with some heavy, thundery bursts for a time. Cloud will gradually increase further west although perhaps remaining dry and bright across Cornwall. Feeling warm. Maximum Temperature 23 °C.

Tonight:

Showery rain will affect many areas at first, but this will push northwards to bring a drier interlude with clear spells. However, further showers will probably arrive from the south-west. Minimum Temperature 14 °C.

Sunday:

Sunday will then start largely cloudy with a scattering of showers. Into the afternoon some of these may become heavy, especially further east, but there will also be some sunshine. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Dry on Monday with sunny spells. More cloud around on Tuesday but remaining largely dry. Wednesday will start bright but cloud will increase, perhaps giving some rain in the west.

Updated at: 0413 on Sat 27 Aug 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Heavy rain for some, otherwise dry with sunny breaks.

Today:

Outbreaks of rain, often heavy, will move across southern and central parts of England through the day, reaching Wales later. Otherwise it will remain generally dry with warm spells of sunshine, although Scotland may see the odd shower at times.

Tonight:

Rain spreading into northern parts of Wales and England will become heavy in places whilst showers persist across northern Scotland. Another muggy night in the south with some showers.

Sunday:

After a cloudy and wet start for some, rain will gradually ease to leave a mixture of sunny spells and showers for most, these heaviest in central and southern England.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

An improvement on Monday as showers fade, leaving sunny breaks. Mainly dry on Tuesday before rain spreads into the north and west on Wednesday, but staying fine and dry elsewhere.

Updated at: 0347 on Sat 27 Aug 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 31 Aug 2016 to Friday 9 Sep 2016:

A band of rain will move southeastwards across the country on Wednesday. There is a risk of thundery showers breaking out ahead of the rain across central and southeastern parts of England. Brighter but showery weather will follow into the northwest, but southern and eastern parts are likely to become mainly dry. The weather through the rest of the period is likely to be changeable with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by some dry and brighter periods. The wettest and windiest weather is likely to occur in the north and west, although there is a low risk of thundery showers affecting the south at times. Temperatures will be generally near or a little above normal, although there is the chance of some warmer spells, especially in the southeast.

Updated at: 1204 on Fri 26 Aug 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 8 Sep 2016 to Thursday 22 Sep 2016:

There is some doubt in the detail of the forecast for this period, but the most likely scenario is for westerly or southwesterly winds to dominate. This will bring changeable weather, with showers or longer spells of rain interspersed by some dry and bright periods. The heaviest and most persistent rain is expected to occur in the north and west, where it could also be windy at times. The best of the brighter weather probably occurring in the south and east. A trend towards drier and more settled conditions looks more possible during the second half of September. Temperatures through this period are likely to be generally above average, with any colder spells being transient.

Updated at: 1204 on Fri 26 Aug 2016

Portland Harbour - Sandsfoot Castle (Beach) tide times

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Portland)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:33 1.4
Low 07:21 0.8
High 15:13 1.5
Low 20:43 0.8
High 21:44 0.8
Low 23:56 0.7

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Portland)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 03:54 1.4
Low 09:01 0.7
High 11:00 0.8
Low 12:24 0.8
High 16:22 1.6
Low 21:55 0.7
High 23:01 0.7

Monday's tide times

(local port - Portland)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:00 0.6
High 05:00 1.5
Low 10:01 0.6
High 11:52 0.8
Low 13:23 0.7
High 17:21 1.8
Low 22:43 0.6

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Portland)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:02 0.6
Low 01:52 0.4
High 05:59 1.7
Low 10:52 0.5
High 12:44 0.7
Low 14:14 0.6
High 18:15 2.0
Low 23:28 0.4

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Portland)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:57 0.5
Low 02:40 0.3
High 06:51 1.9
Low 11:39 0.4
High 13:34 0.6
Low 15:00 0.5
High 19:03 2.1

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Portland)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:11 0.3
High 01:47 0.4
Low 03:24 0.2
High 07:38 2.0
Low 12:21 0.2
High 14:21 0.6
Low 15:44 0.4
High 19:49 2.2

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

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

Portland Harbour - Sandsfoot Castle (Beach) Portland Harbour - Sandsfoot Castle (Beach) – Cloudy 50.594 -2.464
Exeter Exeter – Sunny intervals 50.7179 -3.5327
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Swindon Swindon – Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
Plymouth Plymouth – Sunny intervals 50.3713 -4.1348
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Sunny intervals 51.0777 -4.0571
Reading Reading – Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Swansea Swansea – Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Jersey – Sunny day 49.2079 -2.1955
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Brighton Brighton – Sunny intervals 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 – Sunny intervals 51.6731 -4.9084
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Sunny intervals 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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