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  • Tue Tuesday 28th
    12°C 8°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Wed Wednesday 29th
    11°C 6°C
    Light shower day
  • Thu Thursday 30th
    12°C 4°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Fri Friday 1st
    11°C 8°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday 2nd
    11°C 10°C
    Light rain
Tuesday (28 April 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.

Wednesday (29 April 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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* 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: 0600 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mainly dry with sunny spells.

Today:

Most places will have a dry day with sunny spells, although a few showers could arrive, mainly late morning to early afternoon to the north of London. It will feel rather chilly, especially in the breeze. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Tonight:

Any showers around at first will die quickly away, leaving long clear spells until later tonight. Then cloud will increase, and temperatures will rise a little. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Wednesday:

A band of rain will gradually move east, becoming locally heavy, but not reaching the far southeast until late afternoon. Dry and brighter conditions will follow across western areas. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunshine and scattered showers Thursday, some heavy, slow moving, perhaps hail and thunder. Friday generally dry, bright with light winds. Saturday cloudier with a chance of rain. Remaining rather cold.

Updated at: 0443 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells and showers, wintry in the north.

Today:

A breezy day with a mixture of sunny spells and some showers. Showers most frequent in the north and west. Some of the showers will be heavy at times and falling as snow over the higher ground. Feeling cool.

Tonight:

A band of rain will move into the northwest of the UK and spread southeastwards overnight, reaching central and southwestern areas by dawn. Dry ahead of this, with clear spells.

Wednesday:

Rain will slowly clear southeastern parts. Elsewhere, mainly dry with sunny spells with some showers possible in the northwest. Further rain and hill snow will also affect eastern Scotland.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunny spells and scattered heavy showers likely on Thursday. Drier on Friday with sunny spells and just a few showers. Turning windier later Saturday with some rain, mainly in west.

Updated at: 0410 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 2 May 2015 to Monday 11 May 2015:

Northern and eastern parts of the UK should remain mainly dry with some sunny spells, though a few showers are possible on Saturday, these perhaps turning wintry over higher ground in Scotland. It will turn increasingly cloudy in the south and west from Saturday onwards with outbreaks of rain at times. These will probably move northeastwards to affect all parts by Bank Holiday Monday. The rest of the period is expected to remain unsettled, with the wettest conditions in the north and west, and the best of the drier and brighter spells in the south. It is expected to be windy at times with a risk of gales in places. Temperatures throughout the period are likely to be below average with local night frosts, especially in the northeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 12 May 2015 to Tuesday 26 May 2015:

Changeable and often unsettled conditions are most likely to persist for much of this period, though it may turn more settled for a time from around mid-May onwards. Conditions will be fairly typical for the time of year, with most areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be across central and northern areas, with the best of the settled weather more likely in the in the south and southeast. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little below average, throughout. Spells of more settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1215 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

Folkestone (Beach) Tide Times

Tuesday's Tide Times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:06 2.2
High 07:53 5.7
Low 14:53 2.3
High 20:18 5.9

Wednesday's Tide Times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:30 2
High 08:55 5.9
Low 16:05 2
High 21:12 6.1

Thursday's Tide Times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:30 1.7
High 09:41 6.1
Low 16:57 1.7
High 21:54 6.4

Friday's Tide Times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:16 1.4
High 10:17 6.4
Low 17:39 1.4
High 22:31 6.6

Saturday's Tide Times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:57 1.2
High 10:48 6.5
Low 18:17 1.2
High 23:02 6.7

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

Tue 0800

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 – Sunny day 52.2075 0.124
Reading Reading – Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny day 52.0382 -0.7555
Norwich Norwich – Sunny day 52.6305 1.2991
Southampton Southampton – Sunny day 50.9093 -1.403
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny day 52.569 -0.2388
Banbury Banbury – Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Swindon Swindon – Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
Boston Boston – Sunny day 52.9786 -0.0249
Nottingham Nottingham – Sunny day 52.9545 -1.1565
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Sunny day 53.2304 -0.539
Yeovil Yeovil – Sunny intervals 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778

Location Details

Folkestone (Beach)

Location: 51.0816, 1.191

Altitude: 0m above mean sea level

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