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Compton Bay (Beach)

Wednesday 26 April

Low High Low High
04:27 09:59 16:47 22:16
0.6 m 2.6 m 0.6 m 2.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals N 13
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Thursday 27 April

Low High Low High
05:10 10:33 17:30 22:56
0.5 m 2.7 m 0.5 m 2.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 11
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Friday 28 April

Low High Low High
05:53 11:20 18:15 23:48
0.5 m 2.7 m 0.6 m 2.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NW 7
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Saturday 29 April

Low High Low
06:38 12:21 19:01
0.6 m 2.6 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SSE 11
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Sunday 30 April

High Low High Low
00:51 07:26 13:35 19:51
2.6 m 0.7 m 2.6 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain ESE 20
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Regional forecast for London & South East England

Today:

Showers continuing through the day across the east where some will be heavy and possibly thundery with hail. The west seeing fewer showers with more in the way of sunshine. Less windy but still cold. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Tonight:

Showers dying out this evening with skies clearing allowing a widespread rural frost to form. Some cloud will move into the west before dawn but all parts dry. Minimum Temperature -3 °C.

Thursday:

After a cold dry start, bright in places, cloud will thicken with scattered showers likely to develop, some drier brighter spells are possible during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and showers Friday, then largely dry Saturday. Turning less cold and feeling quite pleasant in any sunshine, though still chilly overnight. Windy on Sunday with some heavy showers.

Updated at: 0207 on Wed 26 Apr 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.