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Spittal (Beach)

Thursday 8 December

Low High Low High
02:11 09:12 14:46 21:13
1.8 m 4.2 m 2.0 m 4.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SW 7
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Friday 9 December

Low High Low High
03:31 10:22 16:05 22:26
1.8 m 4.3 m 2.0 m 4.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 15
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Saturday 10 December

Low High Low High
04:57 11:25 17:20 23:33
1.7 m 4.5 m 1.8 m 4.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 14
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Sunday 11 December

Low High Low
06:03 12:20 18:21
1.5 m 4.8 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 18
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Monday 12 December

High Low High Low
00:31 06:56 13:09 19:15
5.0 m 1.4 m 5.0 m 1.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 11
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Regional forecast for North East England

Today:

Starting mainly cloudy but mild with locally heavy rain moving rapidly eastwards through the morning. Some northern areas may remain dry through the morning and everywhere becoming dry, with sunny spells for some parts during the afternoon. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Tonight:

Cloud thickening through the evening with patchy rain and drizzle arriving through the early hours, accompanied by extensive hill fog. Remaining mild. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Friday:

Grey, mild start with hill fog and patchy drizzle, especially in the west. Some brightness possible, mainly in the east but then rain and drizzle spreading south later. Becoming breezy. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Grey start on Saturday with some drizzle but clearing quickly to sunny spells. Dry but breezy on Sunday with sunny spells. Mainly dry with sunny spells again Monday, lighter winds.

Updated at: 0235 on Thu 8 Dec 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.