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Praa Sands East (Beach)

Wednesday 16 August

Low High Low
06:01 11:56 18:35
1.7 m 4.6 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain S 22

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Thursday 17 August

High Low High Low
00:34 07:16 13:20 19:59
4.5 m 1.8 m 4.6 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 15

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Friday 18 August

High Low High Low
01:59 08:42 14:37 21:25
4.6 m 1.7 m 4.8 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 24

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Saturday 19 August

High Low High Low
03:12 10:00 15:42 22:36
4.8 m 1.4 m 5.2 m 1.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WNW 18

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Sunday 20 August

High Low High Low
04:15 11:05 16:36 23:36
5.1 m 1.1 m 5.5 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 14

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Regional forecast for South West England

Today:

It will be mostly dry with bright or sunny spells today. Feeling warm in the sunshine. However, cloud will increase from the west, with outbreaks of rain arriving into Cornwall during the afternoon, accompanied by freshening winds. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.

Tonight:

Cloud and rain, heavy at times, will erratically clear east tonight. It should become drier, albeit staying rather cloudy by dawn, with some hill fog possible. Winds will be easing. Minimum Temperature 13 °C.

Thursday:

After a cloudy start on Thursday, most places will soon brighten up with some warm sunny spells for many. However, there may be the odd shower during the afternoon. Breezy. Maximum Temperature 23 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday and Saturday will be mostly dry with sunny spells and a few scattered showers. Often windy. Sunday should be mostly dry and bright, with some hazy sunshine.

Updated at: 0323 on Wed 16 Aug 2017


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What are tides?

Tides refer to the rise and fall of a body of water, most commonly seen in the oceans; caused by the interaction between the moon, sun and Earth.

As the positions of Earth, sun and moon change in relation to each other, the gravitational pull and centrifugal forces acting upon the oceans vary and it is these differences that cause fluctuation in the height of the sea which we see at the tides going out and in.

In the UK we mostly experience a semi-diurnal tide which means we experience two high tides and two low tides each day. These occur approximately every 12 hours and 25 minutes.