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Porthcurnick (Beach)

Tuesday 6 December

Low High Low High
03:16 08:58 15:43 21:28
1.3 m 4.6 m 1.3 m 4.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SSE 10
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Wednesday 7 December

Low High Low High
04:05 10:06 16:38 22:44
1.4 m 4.5 m 1.4 m 4.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 18
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Thursday 8 December

Low High Low High
05:06 11:17 17:46 23:57
1.5 m 4.4 m 1.4 m 4.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SW 13
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Friday 9 December

Low High Low
06:19 12:27 19:05
1.5 m 4.5 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SSW 21
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Saturday 10 December

High Low High Low
01:06 07:37 13:36 20:21
4.4 m 1.3 m 4.7 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain WSW 13
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Regional forecast for South West England

This Evening and Tonight:

It will stay fairly cloudy overnight with some patches of mist and fog reforming, though there will also be some clear spells too. It will be a mild night with temperatures only dropping to the mid-single figures. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Wednesday:

Early mist and fog on Wednesday morning will lift and break to give some sunny spells in the afternoon. Feeling mild with temperatures into the mid-teens. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

It will often be cloudy with some rain at times, and breezy too from Friday. There should be some brightness too though and throughout it will feel mild.

Updated at: 1510 on Tue 6 Dec 2016


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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.