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Saturday   (06 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.

Sunday   (07 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   (08 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.

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.

Thursday   (11 February 2016)
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* 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   (12 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: 0200 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Becoming very windy.

Today:

Cloudy, with outbreaks of rain, perhaps locally heavy at first and again later. It will become mostly dry for a time during the afternoon. It will become very windy with gales, especially along exposed coasts. Maximum Temperature 12°C.

Tonight:

Cloudy at first with outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain. Becoming colder and clearer during the early hours with scattered heavy showers, especially in southern coastal counties. Winds easing a little. Minimum Temperature 5°C.

Sunday:

Sunny spells and scattered showers, which may be locally heavy. Showers decreasing during the afternoon, but further rain spreading in later in the evening. Windy and feeling colder. Maximum Temperature 10°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Very windy on Monday with showers, locally heavy and prolonged. Winds easing on Tuesday with sunny spells and scattered showers. Becoming largely dry on Wednesday. Generally feeling cold.

Updated at: 0159 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very unsettled with spells of wet and very windy weather.

Today:

Wet and windy weather will spread to most areas from the southwest, giving a risk of flooding across south Wales and southwest England. Gales will affect southern and western parts. Northeast Scotland and parts of southeast England should escape dry.

Tonight:

Rain will move away to the north and east to leave clear spells and blustery showers. Gales will affect exposed areas and showers will be locally wintry in the north.

Sunday:

Most areas will have sunny spells on Sunday, although heavy and blustery showers will feed in from the west in locally gale force winds. More persistent rain will arrive later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday will be very showery, with severe gales affecting southern areas and showers turning wintry in the north. During Tuesday and Wednesday the strong winds and showers will gradually ease.

Updated at: 0129 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 10 Feb 2016 to Friday 19 Feb 2016:

Wednesday should be dry, bright and cold for most areas, however outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds will extend northeastwards across England and Wales overnight into Thursday. Thereafter it will be generally unsettled across all parts with further spells of cloud and rain interspersed by colder, brighter, showery conditions, the showers turning wintry at times in the north. The wettest weather will always tend to be over western hills. It may be very windy with gales or severe gales at times, most likely across northern and western parts. Temperatures are expected to be mainly near normal, however some colder spells with overnight frost are possible, mainly in the north. There is only a low probability of any more settled weather developing for a time late next week.

UK Outlook for Saturday 20 Feb 2016 to Saturday 5 Mar 2016:

The latest indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic, bringing showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern and western areas. Some snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, however occasional frosty nights are possible at where skies become clear, Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. By early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established across southern and eastern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here. However, wet and windy weather will most likely persistent in the north and west.

Updated at: 0129 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

Folkestone (Beach) tide times

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:13 1.6
High 09:00 6.4
Low 16:39 1.3
High 21:25 6.5

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:06 1.2
High 09:40 6.7
Low 17:29 1.0
High 22:05 6.9

Monday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:54 0.9
High 10:19 7.0
Low 18:15 0.8
High 22:44 7.2

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 06:37 0.7
High 11:00 7.2
Low 18:56 0.7
High 23:26 7.4

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 07:18 0.5
High 11:45 7.3
Low 19:33 0.6

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 00:11 7.4
Low 07:55 0.4
High 12:33 7.3
Low 20:08 0.5

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Folkestone (Beach)

Folkestone (Beach) Folkestone (Beach) – Overcast 51.0816 1.191
Rochester Rochester – Light rain 51.3875 0.5084
Brighton Brighton – Overcast 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Overcast 51.5081 -0.1248
Ipswich Ipswich – Overcast 52.0563 1.1499
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Reading Reading – Light shower night 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Overcast 52.0382 -0.7555
Norwich Norwich – Light shower night 52.6305 1.2991
Southampton Southampton – Overcast 50.9093 -1.403
Peterborough Peterborough – Overcast 52.569 -0.2388
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Nottingham Nottingham – Partly cloudy night 52.9545 -1.1565
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Partly cloudy night 53.2304 -0.539
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146

Location Details

Folkestone (Beach)

Location: 51.0816, 1.191

Altitude: 0.0m above mean sea level

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