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Swanage - Central (Beach)

Sunday 19 February

High Low High Low
05:21 08:53 18:23 21:28
1.6 m 1.2 m 1.5 m 1.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 17
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Monday 20 February

High Low High Low
07:02 10:27 19:37 23:22
1.6 m 1.3 m 1.5 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WNW 13
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Tuesday 21 February

High Low High
07:52 12:05 20:06
1.5 m 1.3 m 1.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WSW 16
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Wednesday 22 February

Low High Low High
00:33 08:09 12:56 20:08
1.3 m 1.6 m 1.1 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WSW 21
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Thursday 23 February

Low High Low High
01:18 08:08 13:37 20:09
1.1 m 1.7 m 1.0 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 22
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Regional forecast for South West England

This Evening and Tonight:

It will stay cloudy and damp with further outbreaks of rain and drizzle, particularly on windward coasts and hills. Very murky with widespread mist and fog, but remaining mild. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Monday:

Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will continue with some brightness further east. Winds will pick up too, gusty over high ground and exposed coasts, but it will be very mild. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

A generally unsettled theme will continue through the mid-week, with further outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Strong winds or gales are possible over high ground and exposed coasts on Thursday.

Updated at: 1512 on Sun 19 Feb 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.