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Birling Gap (Beach)

Monday 20 February

High Low High
05:12 12:06 17:57
5.2 m 2.3 m 5.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 16
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Tuesday 21 February

Low High Low High
00:46 06:37 13:25 19:26
2.4 m 5.1 m 2.3 m 5.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast W 18
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Wednesday 22 February

Low High Low High
02:10 07:57 14:43 20:34
2.2 m 5.4 m 2.0 m 5.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WSW 30
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Thursday 23 February

Low High Low High
03:20 08:58 15:42 21:26
1.9 m 5.8 m 1.7 m 6.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy shower day WSW 29
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Friday 24 February

Low High Low High
04:08 09:44 16:26 22:09
1.5 m 6.3 m 1.3 m 6.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NW 12
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Regional forecast for London & South East England

This Evening and Tonight:

Generally cloudy during the evening and overnight period, with occasional outbreaks of rain developing. These could then turn persistent and heavier for a time across northern parts during the early hours of Tuesday. Remaining murky along the English Channel coast. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Tuesday:

Rather cloudy with outbreaks of light rain at first. Whilst the rain will ease by the afternoon with some brighter spells developing, most places will remain cloudy. Staying mild. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Windy, with coastal gales and outbreaks of rain Wednesday. Further rain, strong winds, with coastal gales, early Thursday, clearing to brighter spells and showers. Dry, bright, and chilly on Friday.

Updated at: 1412 on Mon 20 Feb 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.