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Formby (Beach)

Tuesday 27 September

Low High Low High
03:24 09:23 15:48 21:48
2.1 m 7.9 m 2.3 m 8.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 19
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Wednesday 28 September

Low High Low High
04:25 10:15 16:42 22:34
1.7 m 8.3 m 1.9 m 8.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 22
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Thursday 29 September

Low High Low High
05:14 10:57 17:26 23:13
1.4 m 8.6 m 1.7 m 8.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WSW 21
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Friday 30 September

Low High Low High
05:54 11:33 18:02 23:46
1.2 m 8.8 m 1.5 m 8.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day W 18
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Saturday 1 October

Low High Low
06:29 12:04 18:34
1.2 m 8.9 m 1.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day W 16
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Regional forecast for North West England

Today:

It'll be a grey and damp start to the day for most with patchy light rain and drizzle. Brighter conditions will move in from the northwest through the afternoon with some sunshine but the breeze will be strong. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

Tonight:

Tonight will be dry with clear spells. The westerly wind will be strong along the coast and the cloud will thicken in the west towards dawn with patchy rain here. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

Wednesday:

Patchy rain and drizzle will ease for most by Wednesday afternoon. There'll be some brightness developing but the winds will be strong for many. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday will be mostly bright with some showers likely. Friday and Saturday will then see a mixture of sunny spells and showers, with the odd rumble of thunder likely.

Updated at: 0443 on Tue 27 Sep 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.