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Whitmore Bay, Barry (Beach)

Sunday 4 December

Low High Low High
02:33 09:18 14:55 21:36
2.3 m 10.7 m 2.4 m 10.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day ENE 20
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Monday 5 December

Low High Low High
03:06 09:56 15:32 22:17
2.6 m 10.3 m 2.7 m 10.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast ENE 12
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Tuesday 6 December

Low High Low High
03:45 10:40 16:20 23:05
2.9 m 9.9 m 3.0 m 9.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SE 7
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Wednesday 7 December

Low High Low
04:41 11:34 17:26
3.2 m 9.6 m 3.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 14
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Thursday 8 December

High Low High Low
00:04 05:53 12:42 18:45
9.4 m 3.4 m 9.5 m 3.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 10
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Regional forecast for Wales

Today:

After a frosty start inland, today will be fine and dry for all with sunshine. It will be windy in the south and west at first. The sun will become more diffuse as high cloud moves across from the west. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Tonight:

A cold and cloudless evening will cause frost to develop everywhere apart from the far south. However, thick cloud will roll over southern counties, bringing fog over the hills. Minimum Temperature -4 °C.

Monday:

Tomorrow will be rather cloudy and grey and fog will persist over the hills. Brighter spells are likely in the north and far west. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

There will be a change to milder weather over the next few days, with rain, drizzle and stronger winds at times. We will have frost-free nights.

Updated at: 0116 on Sun 4 Dec 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.