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Wednesday   (27 July 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   (28 July 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   (29 July 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.

Saturday   (30 July 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.

Sunday   (31 July 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   (01 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.

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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: 0300 on Wed 27 Jul 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cloudy with rain at first becoming bright with heavy showers.

Today:

A cloudy, breezy morning with outbreaks of rain. The rain will clear southeastwards through the afternoon leaving some bright spells and light winds, although with the chance of a few heavy showers in places. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.

Tonight:

Showers will ease through the evening leaving a largely dry night with variable cloud and some clear spells. Light winds. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Thursday:

Rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading west across the area in the afternoon. Some heavy, thundery downpours possible in places although with some sunny spells possible too. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

The chance of occasional showers throughout the period, perhaps heavy at times, particularly Friday. Plenty of dry and bright periods too, although feeling cooler over the weekend.

Updated at: 0440 on Wed 27 Jul 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing southeastwards, drier weather to follow.

Today:

A dull and wet start for England and Wales as rain clears southeastwards through the day. Isolated heavy showers possible for southeast England later. Elsewhere stays mainly dry with the best of any sunshine in southeast Scotland and northeast England.

Tonight:

Showers will clear during the evening to leave a largely dry night, although showery rain will continue in the far north. By dawn, further rain will arrive reaching western parts.

Thursday:

Patchy rain pushes eastwards across most of the country, turning heavy over Northern England and Northern Ireland. Scotland remains largely dry with some sunshine and isolated showers. Fresher in north.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Fresher and brighter for all with sunshine and showers. Plenty of dry and fine weather around too, with showers mainly in the northwest. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine. Chilly nights.

Updated at: 0133 on Wed 27 Jul 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 31 Jul 2016 to Tuesday 9 Aug 2016:

A good deal of bright weather is likely at first, but with showers affecting western and northwestern parts, while southeastern areas remain generally dry. Temperatures will be near or slightly below average, with some chilly nights, especially in the north. From Tuesday it is expected to turn more unsettled generally, with a mixture of brighter but showery spells interspersed by cloudier conditions with outbreaks of rain. Northwestern parts will see the heaviest rain and strongest winds, whereas the southeast will get the best of the dry and bright weather. Temperatures generally around average, but sometimes cooler in the northwest. The weather may turn more settled for the first weekend in August, with temperatures trending upwards, but how long this lasts, if it occurs at all, is very uncertain.

Updated at: 1207 on Tue 26 Jul 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 10 Aug 2016 to Wednesday 24 Aug 2016:

After perhaps a brief settled and warmer spell at first, the weather will most probably return to a changeable regime. Outbreaks of rain, along with sunshine and showers are likely to affect the country at times, but there is also expected to be some warmer and settled periods. Northern and northwestern parts will generally see the wettest weather, with the south and southeast seeing the most lengthy dry and fine spells. Temperatures will probably average out around normal, with some warmer and cooler days likely.

Updated at: 1207 on Tue 26 Jul 2016

Birling Gap (Beach) tide times

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 05:00 6.5
Low 11:43 1.3
High 17:36 6.7

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:21 1.5
High 06:05 6.2
Low 12:48 1.6
High 18:42 6.5

Friday's tide times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:33 1.6
High 07:19 6.1
Low 14:03 1.6
High 19:56 6.5

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:50 1.5
High 08:36 6.3
Low 15:22 1.5
High 21:07 6.7

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:02 1.3
High 09:46 6.6
Low 16:31 1.3
High 22:11 6.9

Monday's tide times

(local port - Eastbourne)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:03 1.0
High 10:49 7.0
Low 17:28 1.1
High 23:07 7.1

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Birling Gap (Beach)

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

Location Details

Birling Gap (Beach)

Location: 50.743, 0.2004

Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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