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Formby (Beach)

Tuesday 24 January

Low High Low High
02:30 08:36 14:55 21:02
2.6 m 7.6 m 2.6 m 7.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 12
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Wednesday 25 January

Low High Low High
03:20 09:23 15:44 21:46
2.3 m 8.0 m 2.2 m 8.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SSE 16
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Thursday 26 January

Low High Low High
04:03 10:03 16:28 22:25
2.0 m 8.3 m 1.9 m 8.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 24
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Friday 27 January

Low High Low High
04:45 10:39 17:09 22:59
1.7 m 8.6 m 1.6 m 8.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 18
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Saturday 28 January

Low High Low High
05:24 11:15 17:50 23:33
1.5 m 8.8 m 1.3 m 8.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 10
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Regional forecast for North West England

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy and breezy for most overnight with further outbreaks of mostly light rain and drizzle, particularly over the hills. Perhaps becoming clearer in the south later in the night, bringing the risk of patchy frost in places by dawn. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.

Wednesday:

Largely dry and breezy on Wednesday with variable amounts of cloud, which will give some sunshine. It will feel rather cold in the wind. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cold and windy on Thursday and Friday, with sunny spells by day and frosts overnight. Winds easing into Saturday but turning cloudier with some light rain in places.

Updated at: 1427 on Tue 24 Jan 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.