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South Shields (Sandhaven) (Beach)

Sunday 20 August

High Low High Low
02:45 09:17 15:18 21:39
4.9 m 0.9 m 5.0 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WNW 9

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Monday 21 August

High Low High Low
03:34 10:08 16:06 22:25
5.2 m 0.6 m 5.2 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 9

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Tuesday 22 August

High Low High Low
04:18 10:54 16:50 23:08
5.3 m 0.4 m 5.2 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy E 6

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Wednesday 23 August

High Low High Low
05:00 11:36 17:32 23:47
5.4 m 0.3 m 5.2 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain S 11

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Thursday 24 August

High Low High
05:40 12:16 18:12
5.4 m 0.4 m 5.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WSW 10

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Regional forecast for North East England

Today:

A chilly start, with sunny spells for most, although one or two light showers are possible, mainly across the Pennines. It should remain fine, with the moderate breeze easing, however sunshine could turn hazy later in the day. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Tonight:

A dry night is expected, with light winds and occasional clear spells. It will also be rather cool, with some isolated patches of mist or fog possible by dawn. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Monday:

Dry for much of the day, with a few brighter spells. However cloud will thicken from the west later, with outbreaks of rain spreading to most parts by evening. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cloudy, warm and humid Tuesday, with hill fog and some rain likely. Heavy rain moving east Wednesday, clearing to fresher conditions and sunny spells. Turning breezy with scattered showers Thursday.

Updated at: 0327 on Sun 20 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.