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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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* 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: 0700 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Some brightness today but further rain expected.

Today:

It'll be a grey and damp start to the day for most with patchy light rain and drizzle. Brighter conditions will move in from the northwest through the afternoon with some sunshine and it will feel pleasant outside. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Tonight:

Tonight will be dry with some clear spells developing. The westerly wind will be strong along the coast and we'll see the cloud thicken in the west towards dawn. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

Wednesday:

Wednesday will start off dry and bright for most. Outbreaks of rain will move into the north and west though with strong winds and coastal gales are likely later. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday will be mostly bright with some showers however outbreaks of rain may affect the south. Friday and Saturday will then see some sunny spells and blustery showers.

Updated at: 0443 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Some brightness today but further rain expected.

Today:

It'll be a grey and damp start to the day for most with patchy light rain and drizzle. Brighter conditions will move in from the northwest through the day with some sunshine but it'll be windy in the north.

Tonight:

It will stay windy in the north tonight with showers here. It'll be a dry night for most with clear spells but rain will move into Northern Ireland later.

Wednesday:

Wednesday will start dry and bright for most. Rain, heavy at times, and strong winds will affect northern and western parts especially. It will feel very warm in the southeast.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain will slowly clear the south on Thursday with blustery showers elsewhere. Friday and Saturday will have sunshine and blustery showers, with thunder likely in northwest.

Updated at: 0414 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 1 Oct 2016 to Monday 10 Oct 2016:

The weekend will be breezy, with a risk of gales at times in the north and west. Showers or longer spells of rain are likely, which will be most persistent in northern and western parts, with the best of any bright spells in the southeast. Changeable conditions are expected to continue through the rest of the period with mainly west or southwesterly winds dominating. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by some brighter periods. The most persistent rain occurring in the northwest, where there is also the risk of occasional gales. Some good brighter spells are possible in the southeast. Temperatures a little below average at first, but then rising to near or above average in the south, and perhaps also at times further north.

Updated at: 1205 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Tuesday 11 Oct 2016 to Tuesday 25 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of mainly west or southwesterly winds. This will bring changeable weather with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with some dry and bright periods. The north and west is likely to see the heaviest and most persistent rain, with also strong winds or gales at times. The south and east is likely to see the best of the dry and bright conditions, with the possibility of some more prolonged settled spells. Temperatures will vary through the period, but probably averaging out slight above average for the time of year, with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells.

Updated at: 1205 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

Porthcawl - Rest Bay (Beach) tide times

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Porthcawl)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 04:31 8.4
Low 10:39 2.6
High 16:59 8.9
Low 23:13 2.2

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Porthcawl)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 05:27 8.9
Low 11:29 2.1
High 17:49 9.4
Low 23:57 1.8

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Porthcawl)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 06:12 9.4
Low 12:10 1.8
High 18:30 9.7

Friday's tide times

(local port - Porthcawl)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:35 1.6
High 06:51 9.7
Low 12:45 1.6
High 19:07 9.9

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Porthcawl)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:08 1.4
High 07:25 9.8
Low 13:18 1.4
High 19:40 10.0

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Porthcawl)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:39 1.4
High 07:58 9.9
Low 13:50 1.4
High 20:12 9.9

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

Tue 0900

Weather forecast map for Porthcawl - Rest Bay (Beach)

Porthcawl - Rest Bay (Beach) Porthcawl - Rest Bay (Beach) – Light rain 51.4886 -3.7251
Cardiff Cardiff – Overcast 51.4812 -3.1778
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Overcast 51.0777 -4.0571
Pembroke Pembroke – Overcast 51.6731 -4.9084
Exeter Exeter – Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Hereford Hereford – Overcast 52.056 -2.7146
Yeovil Yeovil – Overcast 50.9416 -2.632
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Overcast 52.415 -4.0817
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Mist 52.5118 -3.3118
Plymouth Plymouth – Overcast 50.3713 -4.1348
Swindon Swindon – Overcast 51.5556 -1.7784
Birmingham Birmingham – Overcast 52.4859 -1.889
Southampton Southampton – Overcast 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Banbury – Overcast 52.0625 -1.3383
Camborne Camborne – Fog 50.2122 -5.2937
Wrexham Wrexham – Overcast 53.0428 -2.9911
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Light shower day 53.1393 -4.2727
Reading Reading – Overcast 51.4523 -0.9724
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Overcast 53.0024 -2.178

Location Details

Porthcawl - Rest Bay (Beach)

Location: 51.4886, -3.7251

Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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