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Friday   (29 April 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 April 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   (01 May 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   (02 May 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   (03 May 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.

Thursday   (05 May 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 Fri 29 Apr 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Sunny spells and a few showers. Breezy.

Today:

Generally dry through the day with some sunny spells, and a few wintry showers, especially over northern parts of the region, with a risk of hail. Southern coastal counties may remain rather cloudy. Remaining quite breezy. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Tonight:

Evening showers clearing with cloud dispersing and with winds becoming light temperatures will fall to allow a frost to develop in some rural locations. Minimum Temperature 1 °C.

Saturday:

Sunny spells and after a mainly dry start showers will develop, these mainly during the afternoon. Feeling warmer with winds staying mainly light. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Turning breezy with some rain on Sunday. A band of rain clearing late on Monday, with sunshine and showers following for Tuesday. Temperatures near normal for the time of year.

Updated at: 0218 on Fri 29 Apr 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy, chilly with sunny spells and wintry showers for many.

Today:

Remaining unsettled with outbreaks of showery rain, sleet and hill snow over some northern and eastern areas. Elsewhere will be bright with sunny spells and scattered showers, locally heavy with a hail and thunder risk. Remaining windy and feeling chilly.

Tonight:

Showers fading for most, though likely persisting in the north and west. Clear spells for many with winds easing to allow a cold night with a widespread frost.

Saturday:

A frosty start followed by a bright day with sunny spells. Some showers breaking out, especially in the east, heavy at times with hail and thunder. Warmer than of late.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain and stronger winds will spread in from the northwest on Sunday, then clearing to blustery showers on Monday and Tuesday, wintry over northern hills, but steadily becoming less cold.

Updated at: 0202 on Fri 29 Apr 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 3 May 2016 to Thursday 12 May 2016:

A mix of sunshine and blustery showers is expected on Tuesday, this clearing to persistent rain across northern and western parts on Wednesday and drier, brighter conditions further south. These unsettled conditions are likely to continue through the week and into the weekend with showers or longer spells of rain across northern and northwestern parts though some brief drier, brighter spells here. Southern and eastern parts still perhaps seeing more in the way of sunnier, warmer weather though still a risk of some rain at times. Into the following week, similar conditions continuing though decent dry periods likely too. Temperatures close to average for most, perhaps a little below at times still in the north and northwest and warmest in the south and southeast so feeling warmer than of late.

Updated at: 1225 on Thu 28 Apr 2016

UK Outlook for Friday 13 May 2016 to Friday 27 May 2016:

Through the second half of May, the most likely scenario is for more unsettled weather across western and northwestern parts with showers or longer spells of rain though some brighter spells too. Southern and southeastern parts should see the best of the drier, brighter conditions, mainly through the start of the period, though perhaps a risk of rain later on. Temperatures are likely to stay near average, but it will feel warm on the sunnier days, especially in the south.

Updated at: 1226 on Thu 28 Apr 2016

Folkestone (Beach) tide times

Friday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 03:33 6.2
Low 11:06 1.8
High 16:12 6.1
Low 23:33 1.8

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 04:49 5.9
Low 12:04 2.0
High 17:33 6.0

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:39 1.9
High 06:20 5.9
Low 13:20 2.0
High 18:57 6.0

Monday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:03 1.8
High 07:38 6.0
Low 14:44 1.8
High 20:08 6.3

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:24 1.5
High 08:40 6.4
Low 15:57 1.4
High 21:04 6.6

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:30 1.1
High 09:29 6.7
Low 16:57 1.0
High 21:51 7.0

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Folkestone (Beach)

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

Location Details

Folkestone (Beach)

Location: 51.0816, 1.191

Altitude: 0.0 m above mean sea level

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