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Tuesday   (09 February 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   (10 February 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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* 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.

Sunday   (14 February 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   (15 February 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: 1200 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Showers or longer spells of rain. Lighter winds than Monday.

Today:

Rain is likely to affect southern areas for a time this morning, clearing eastwards. Bright or sunny intervals will follow, along with scattered showers, some of which could be heavy. It will feel rather cold, despite lighter winds than Monday. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Tonight:

Becoming breezy and generally cloudy, with showers or longer spells of rain which may fall as sleet over the highest ground. Minimum Temperature 3°C.

Wednesday:

Breezy at first, with isolated showers of rain or sleet. Through the day most places will stay dry, with sunny periods developing, but still it will feel rather cold again. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday frosty start, perhaps freezing fog patches, then sunny spells and isolated showers. Friday rain and strong winds may arrive, with further rain possible on Saturday, but also drier spells.

Updated at: 0227 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry, bright and chilly on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers, perhaps wintry on high ground, will continue across many areas. These tending to become more isolated with clear spells allowing temperatures to fall close to freezing for most. There may be some frost or ice in sheltered areas.

Wednesday:

Wednesday will be clear, dry and sunny for most. However, the odd shower is possible, most likey in northern Scotland and southwest England, again wintry on high ground.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunny spells and the odd shower on Thursday. Friday and Saturday will be cloudier with rain at times, particularly in southwestern areas. Bright and cold elsewhere.

Updated at: 1303 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Feb 2016 to Tuesday 23 Feb 2016:

Unsettled and rather cold conditions are likely to continue at first. Cold, showery conditions across the northeast at first may give spells of snow, with overnight frosts likely. Further southwest more prolonged spells of rain are likely, with a risk of this turning wintry, most likely over high ground. It will be windy at times, with a possibility of gales, most likely in the northeast and far southwest. It may turn drier from the west at the start of next week, although remaining cold with overnight frosts. Through the week, unsettled conditions should gradually return, with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of dry weather. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Feb 2016 to Wednesday 9 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. Into early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will more likely persist in the north and west.

Updated at: 1303 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

Birling Gap (Beach) tide times

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:56 0.8
High 11:31 7.5
Low 18:18 0.6
High 23:59 7.7

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 06:38 0.5
High 12:13 7.8
Low 19:01 0.4

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:42 7.9
Low 07:22 0.4
High 12:57 7.8
Low 19:43 0.3

Friday's tide times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 01:25 7.9
Low 08:05 0.4
High 13:40 7.8
Low 20:28 0.4

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:09 7.8
Low 08:49 0.6
High 14:25 7.5
Low 21:12 0.7

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:54 7.4
Low 09:36 0.9
High 15:14 7.0
Low 21:59 1.0

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

Tue 1400

Weather forecast map for Birling Gap (Beach)

Birling Gap (Beach) Birling Gap (Beach) – Sunny intervals 50.743 0.2004
Rochester Rochester – Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
London London – Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Dover Dover – Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Reading Reading – Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Southampton Southampton – Heavy shower day 50.9093 -1.403
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Ipswich – Sunny intervals 52.0563 1.1499
Cambridge Cambridge – Sunny intervals 52.2075 0.124
Swindon Swindon – Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
Banbury Banbury – Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny day 52.569 -0.2388
Norwich Norwich – Sunny intervals 52.6305 1.2991
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Jersey Jersey – Light rain 49.2079 -2.1955
Boston Boston – Sunny intervals 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Light shower day 51.4812 -3.1778

Location Details

Birling Gap (Beach)

Location: 50.743, 0.2004

Altitude: 0.0m above mean sea level

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