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Paignton - Preston Sands (Beach)

Tuesday 27 September

High Low High Low
04:24 10:04 16:50 22:41
4.1 m 1.7 m 4.4 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 8
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Wednesday 28 September

High Low High Low
05:29 11:06 17:48 23:35
4.4 m 1.3 m 4.7 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 12
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Thursday 29 September

High Low High
06:20 11:56 18:34
4.6 m 1.1 m 4.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 13
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Friday 30 September

Low High Low High
00:20 07:00 12:39 19:12
0.9 m 4.8 m 0.9 m 4.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WSW 13
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Saturday 1 October

Low High Low High
01:00 07:34 13:16 19:45
0.8 m 4.8 m 0.9 m 5.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 15
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Regional forecast for South West England

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be a dry night tonight, with clear spells and mostly light winds. Turning cloudy across the far west by the end of the night. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Wednesday:

Starting dry and bright for most, though cloud thickening during the day. Some light rain or drizzle likely in the west by the afternoon and turning breezier too. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cloud and rain gradually clearing southeast during Thursday. Breezy at first too, though winds tending to ease. Friday and Saturday will see sunshine and blustery showers

Updated at: 1522 on Tue 27 Sep 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.