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Southwick (Beach)

Wednesday 7 December

High Low High Low
04:00 10:10 16:23 22:38
5.4 m 1.8 m 5.2 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 9
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Thursday 8 December

High Low High Low
05:09 11:17 17:36 23:48
5.4 m 1.8 m 5.2 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 14
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Friday 9 December

High Low High
06:16 12:33 18:45
5.5 m 1.7 m 5.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SSW 12
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Saturday 10 December

Low High Low High
01:02 07:21 13:44 19:50
1.5 m 5.7 m 1.4 m 5.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SW 15
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Sunday 11 December

Low High Low High
02:09 08:22 14:46 20:49
1.2 m 6.1 m 1.1 m 6.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals NW 8
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Regional forecast for London & South East England

Today:

A mild but dull start, with overcast skies for many and some drizzle. This will slowly clear through the morning, along with any lingering fog patches. Breezier in the afternoon, with some bright or sunny spells. especially in the east. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Tonight:

Dry overnight with winds easing. Cloudy in the west, with the best of any clearer spells in the east, where some mist patches are also possible. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Thursday:

A dry start but cloud thickening from the west. Cloudy for most by the afternoon, with a few spots of drizzle. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Strengthening winds Friday with outbreaks of rain at first, turning drier later. Rain, possibly heavy for a time Saturday with light winds. Dry and bright on Sunday. Mild throughout.

Updated at: 0358 on Wed 7 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.