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Portwrinkle (Beach)

Thursday 30 March

Low High Low High
02:36 08:12 14:58 20:33
0.7 m 5.5 m 0.7 m 5.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 16
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Friday 31 March

Low High Low High
03:17 08:53 15:37 21:13
0.7 m 5.4 m 0.8 m 5.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day SSW 16
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Saturday 1 April

Low High Low High
03:56 09:35 16:16 21:54
0.9 m 5.2 m 1.1 m 5.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day NW 10
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Sunday 2 April

Low High Low High
04:35 10:18 16:56 22:36
1.2 m 5.0 m 1.4 m 4.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day NNW 4
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Monday 3 April

Low High Low High
05:17 11:06 17:41 23:28
1.5 m 4.7 m 1.7 m 4.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 12
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Regional forecast for South West England

Today:

Early risers in Devon and Cornwall will wake to some short lived light rain and cloudy skies. A fine day is then expected with some good spells of warm sunshine through late morning and early afternoon. Clouding over later. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

Cloudy and mild, with rain across Cornwall through the first part of the night. Elsewhere, some rain for a time through the small hours but dry everywhere by dawn. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Friday:

A cloudy start, but some sunny spells soon developing, and a risk of showers later in the afternoon over Devon and Cornwall. Less mild than Thursday. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunshine and showers on Saturday. Sunday will be dry with sunny spells. Turning cloudier on Monday with a strengthening breeze and some rain possible later.

Updated at: 0349 on Thu 30 Mar 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.