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Formby (Beach)

Saturday 19 August

Low High Low High
03:42 09:40 16:09 22:08
1.9 m 8.2 m 1.8 m 8.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 27

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Sunday 20 August

Low High Low High
04:48 10:38 17:09 23:01
1.4 m 8.6 m 1.4 m 8.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 6

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Monday 21 August

Low High Low High
05:47 11:28 18:02 23:48
1.0 m 8.9 m 1.1 m 9.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain S 11

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Tuesday 22 August

Low High Low
06:37 12:12 18:48
0.7 m 9.1 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SE 10

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Wednesday 23 August

High Low High Low
00:31 07:21 12:54 19:30
9.4 m 0.5 m 9.2 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 13

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Regional forecast for North West England

Today:

Scattered showers will drive in from the northwest today with the odd heavy burst possible. There will be plenty of sunny spells too, but it will feel chilly at times in brisk winds. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

Showers will gradually ease away through the night and clear spells will develop. It will turn chilly under clearing skies and the wind will start to ease. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Sunday:

After a bright start, it will begin to feel warm in the sunny spells with lights winds. Skies will cloud over in the afternoon though, with rain arriving later. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Cloudy on Monday with outbreaks of rain possible, turning heavy at times. A drier, brighter and warm day Tuesday with a few showers and feeling humid. Sunshine and showers Wednesday.

Updated at: 0428 on Sat 19 Aug 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.