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Birling Gap (Beach)

Friday 28 April

Low High Low
07:38 13:16 20:00
0.3 m 7.8 m 0.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WNW 8
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Saturday 29 April

High Low High Low
01:33 08:25 14:02 20:46
7.9 m 0.3 m 7.8 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SSE 11
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Sunday 30 April

High Low High Low
02:19 09:11 14:50 21:33
7.7 m 0.5 m 7.5 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain ESE 17
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Monday 1 May

High Low High Low
03:07 10:00 15:41 22:23
7.3 m 0.8 m 7.1 m 1.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SW 18
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Tuesday 2 May

High Low High Low
03:59 10:53 16:39 23:20
6.8 m 1.2 m 6.6 m 1.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NNW 9
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Regional forecast for London & South East England

Today:

A bright but chilly start. Through the day, there will be good spells of sunshine with most places staying dry. The cloud will tend to increase by the afternoon though. with the odd light shower possible near the coast. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

It will remain mostly dry through the evening and overnight and variable amounts of cloud and light winds. It will be a milder night than of late. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Saturday:

Another mostly dry day with sunny spells developing, and just the odd light shower possible. Initially light southerly winds will freshen through the day. Feeling warm in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday bright and breezy, but with a chance of rain later. Rather cloudy on Monday with some rain, clearing later with winds easing. Mostly dry Tuesday with sunny spells.

Updated at: 0328 on Fri 28 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.