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Porthcothan (Beach)

Saturday 27 May

High High
07:07 19:27
7.9 m 7.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 22
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Sunday 28 May

High High
07:56 20:17
7.7 m 7.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain NE 9
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Monday 29 May

High High
08:46 21:07
7.4 m 7.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 12
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Tuesday 30 May

High High
09:35 21:57
7.0 m 7.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 13
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Wednesday 31 May

High High
10:27 22:51
6.6 m 6.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 7
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Regional forecast for South West England

Today:

It will be a cloudier start with a scattering of showers. However, these will clear to leave a largely dry afternoon with sunny spells. It will feel very warm for many, although cooler around the coasts. Maximum Temperature 23 °C.

Tonight:

After a fine end to the day, overnight with remain dry with light winds and clear spells. As a result, it will feel a little cooler than recent nights. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Sunday:

Sunday will see a fine start with sunny spells, however torrential, thundery showers will arrive from the southwest with the risk of hail and surface water flooding. Becoming humid later. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Showers possible at first on Monday, however turning drier and brighter later. Thereafter, generally dry with some warm sunny spells, especially on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0414 on Sat 27 May 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.