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Southwick (Beach)

Saturday 27 May

Low High Low
07:01 13:06 19:24
0.3 m 6.6 m 0.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 13
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Sunday 28 May

High Low High Low
01:24 07:50 13:57 20:12
6.6 m 0.3 m 6.5 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SE 4
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Monday 29 May

High Low High Low
02:13 08:39 14:48 21:02
6.5 m 0.5 m 6.4 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 12
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Tuesday 30 May

High Low High Low
03:03 09:30 15:41 21:53
6.2 m 0.7 m 6.1 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 12
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Wednesday 31 May

High Low High Low
03:57 10:22 16:35 22:47
5.9 m 1.0 m 5.8 m 1.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SSW 8
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Regional forecast for London & South East England

Today:

Very warm with sunshine initially in the east, and thundery showers in the west. Showers will move northeast through the morning, becoming dry with sunny spells by the afternoon, though low cloud may linger around some southern counties. Becoming windy. Maximum Temperature 27 °C.

Tonight:

Dry and breezy through the evening, with variable cloud and clear spells, and some mist perhaps along the south coast. Winds easing later in the night and remaining rather warm. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Sunday:

Dry and warm with variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells, perhaps some sea fog affecting Kent and Sussex. Becoming humid with a chance of thunderstorms moving north later. Maximum Temperature 24 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rather cloudy and humid Monday with a few heavy, possibly thundery showers around. Largely dry and warm with sunny spells and light winds on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Updated at: 0246 on Sat 27 May 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.