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Formby (Beach)

Saturday 21 October

Low High Low
07:03 12:39 19:12
1.2 m 9.0 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SSE 27

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Sunday 22 October

High Low High Low
00:55 07:33 13:10 19:42
8.9 m 1.3 m 8.9 m 1.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WNW 34

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Monday 23 October

High Low High Low
01:27 08:00 13:42 20:12
8.8 m 1.6 m 8.7 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSW 15

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Tuesday 24 October

High Low High Low
02:00 08:27 14:16 20:41
8.5 m 1.9 m 8.5 m 2.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 12

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Wednesday 25 October

High Low High Low
02:34 08:56 14:52 21:15
8.2 m 2.3 m 8.2 m 2.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 10

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Regional forecast for North West England

This Evening and Tonight:

It will remain windy throughout the evening and night with gales in places. It will also stay rather cloudy with further showery outbreaks of rain, some heavy. However, given the unsettled weather it will be a mild night. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Sunday:

Sunday morning will be cloudy and windy with some outbreaks of rain. However, it will become drier, brighter and less blustery during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mostly light rain will spread from the west on Monday. It should turn brighter with a few showers on Tuesday, although thicker cloud and patchy rain may return mid-week.

Updated at: 1618 on Sat 21 Oct 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.