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Formby (Beach)

Wednesday 26 April

Low High Low
05:59 11:37 18:24
0.8 m 9.3 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day NNW 16
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Thursday 27 April

High Low High Low
00:00 06:44 12:20 19:07
9.3 m 0.6 m 9.5 m 0.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain NW 21
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Friday 28 April

High Low High Low
00:42 07:28 13:05 19:49
9.4 m 0.5 m 9.5 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day NW 7
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Saturday 29 April

High Low High Low
01:27 08:12 13:51 20:30
9.3 m 0.5 m 9.4 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 7
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Sunday 30 April

High Low High Low
02:13 08:55 14:40 21:12
9.1 m 0.8 m 9.0 m 1.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy ESE 21
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Regional forecast for North West England

Today:

A cold, bright and perhaps frosty start, with sunny spells continuing through the morning. Some may see an occasional, perhaps wintry shower during the afternoon, but for many it will remain dry throughout. Feeling rather cold. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Any showers soon dying away this evening. However, the skies will turn increasingly cloudy overnight with patchy rain drifting southeast through the early hours of the morning. Chilly. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.

Thursday:

Rather cloudy skies on Thursday morning with patchy rain continuing. More in the way of brightness developing by the afternoon, though showers are also likely for many. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Frosty at first on Friday, but drier and brighter by day. Turning less cold into the weekend, with sunshine and showers on Saturday, and perhaps some rain later on Sunday.

Updated at: 0211 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.