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Paignton - Preston Sands (Beach)

Monday 27 March

High Low High
06:53 12:38 19:19
4.9 m 0.7 m 4.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day E 10
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Tuesday 28 March

Low High Low High
01:00 07:36 13:24 19:59
0.6 m 5.1 m 0.4 m 5.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 13
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Wednesday 29 March

Low High Low High
01:44 08:16 14:07 20:37
0.4 m 5.2 m 0.3 m 5.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 17
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Thursday 30 March

Low High Low High
02:26 08:56 14:48 21:16
0.3 m 5.3 m 0.3 m 5.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain S 15
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Friday 31 March

Low High Low High
03:06 09:35 15:25 21:53
0.4 m 5.2 m 0.5 m 5.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy shower day SSW 17
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Regional forecast for South West England

Today:

It will be a cold start for many with the odd pocket of mist or fog, but this should quickly clear to leave a fine day. With lighter winds than over the weekend it will feel warmer in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

It will remain dry overnight but with clear spells and light winds it will turn cold. However, cloud will increase through the early hours, perhaps bringing the odd shower. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Tuesday:

Showery outbreaks of rain will continue through the morning, these perhaps turning heavy and thundery in places. Despite this, there will still be some warm sunny spells, particularly later. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining unsettled from midweek with showers or longer spells of rain, although these will be interspersed with some warm sunny spells. Turning breezier, particularly on Wednesday and Thursday.

Updated at: 0444 on Mon 27 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.