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Wednesday (27 May 2015)
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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 May 2015)
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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 May 2015)
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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: 1500 on Wed 27 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Any residual rain clearing through the evening. Fine on Thursday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Becoming mainly dry by the early hours of Thursday, though remaining rather cloudy and breezy for much of the night. A few clear spells may develop by the end of the night. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Thursday:

A cloudy and breezy start but with winds soon easing and cloud breaking to leave a dry and settled day with some good sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday cloudy with rain at first, giving way to sunshine and showers later. Saturday breezy and dry with bright or sunny spells. Sunday becoming wet and windy, clearing in evening.

Updated at: 1553 on Wed 27 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing away this evening, showers in the north later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain will spread eastwards across all but some southern parts this evening, clearing by around midnight. Breezy after this with some clear spells and scattered showers, mainly in the north and west. Chilly in the north.

Thursday:

Sunny spells and mostly dry in the south. Cool in the north with strong winds and blustery showers, some heavy and thundery. Cloud and rain spreads across the south overnight.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, breezy with occasional showers. Saturday, showers in north and east, drier elsewhere. Sunday, rain and strong winds spread north-eastwards across all areas, with southern parts becoming dry later.

Updated at: 1620 on Wed 27 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 1 Jun 2015 to Wednesday 10 Jun 2015:

Rather unsettled conditions at first with spells of rain interspersed by drier, brighter and more showery interludes. It may be rather windy, particularly in the northwest, with the bulk of the rainfall also here. Southern and eastern areas look best placed for the driest, brightest weather. Temperatures are likely to be below average across the country, but particularly in the northwest. By midweek, unsettled conditions are considered likely to continue in the northwest, with slightly below average temperatures, but more settled, warmer, conditions may start to build in the south. Towards the end of the week these warmer, more settled conditions look likely to spread north to most of the country although perhaps with a risk of showers in the south.

UK Outlook for Thursday 11 Jun 2015 to Thursday 25 Jun 2015:

There is some uncertainty in the likely weather type through this period, however high pressure will have become established to the north of the UK. This would lead to drier, warmer conditions for many, these perhaps most prolonged across the north, but it may also allow some more unsettled, perhaps thundery weather to move up from continental Europe and affect the south of the UK. This trend looks like it may continue into the third week of June with drier than average conditions in the north, however some unsettled spells are also likely to push in from the west at times, as well some thundery outbreaks also coming up from the south.

Updated at: 1205 on Wed 27 May 2015

Folkestone (Beach) Tide Times

Wednesday's Tide Times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:03 2.1
High 06:59 5.7
Low 13:32 2.3
High 19:24 5.8

Thursday's Tide Times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:12 2.1
High 08:06 5.8
Low 14:45 2.2
High 20:25 6

Friday's Tide Times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:24 1.9
High 08:58 6
Low 15:54 2
High 21:13 6.2

Saturday's Tide Times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:24 1.6
High 09:38 6.2
Low 16:51 1.6
High 21:52 6.4

Sunday's Tide Times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:15 1.4
High 10:13 6.4
Low 17:40 1.4
High 22:27 6.6

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

Wed 1700

Weather forecast map for Folkestone (Beach)

Folkestone (Beach) Folkestone (Beach) – Sunny day 51.0816 1.191
Rochester Rochester – Sunny day 51.3875 0.5084
Brighton Brighton – Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Ipswich Ipswich – Sunny day 52.0563 1.1499
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Reading Reading – Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Norwich Norwich – Sunny day 52.6305 1.2991
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 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 – Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778

Location Details

Folkestone (Beach)

Location: 51.0816, 1.191

Altitude: 0m above mean sea level

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