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Porthcawl - Sandy Bay (Beach)

Sunday 26 February

High Low High
06:14 12:15 18:33
9.8 m 1.2 m 9.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSW 18
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Monday 27 February

Low High Low High
00:31 06:52 12:53 19:12
1.1 m 10.2 m 0.9 m 10.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy shower day WSW 19
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Tuesday 28 February

Low High Low High
01:09 07:31 13:31 19:49
0.9 m 10.4 m 0.7 m 10.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day WNW 22
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Wednesday 1 March

Low High Low High
01:48 08:10 14:10 20:28
0.8 m 10.4 m 0.7 m 10.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SSW 14
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Thursday 2 March

Low High Low High
02:27 08:49 14:49 21:07
0.9 m 10.2 m 0.9 m 9.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 20
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Regional forecast for Wales

Today:

It'll be a mostly dry and bright start to the day. However, cloud and rain will move in from the west during the afternoon, heavy at times. A windy day for many, with severe gales possible around coasts and hills. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Tonight:

Rain will clear away to the east this evening, with further heavy and blustery showers pushing in from the west overnight. Windy, with severe gales around exposed coasts and hills. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Monday:

Unsettled, with heavy and blustery showers moving across all parts, with sunny spells in between. Hail and thunder is likely, with snow over the hills. Feeling rather cold for most. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Unsettled, with heavy showers on Tuesday, with snow over the hills. Cold with overnight frost and ice. Further bands of rain spreading east on Wednesday and Thursday.

Updated at: 0204 on Sun 26 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.