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Folkestone (Beach)

Sunday 22 January

Low High Low High
00:32 06:26 13:17 19:09
2.4 m 5.8 m 2.3 m 5.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day E 4
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Monday 23 January

Low High Low High
01:52 07:35 14:36 20:10
2.4 m 5.8 m 2.2 m 5.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WSW 5
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Tuesday 24 January

Low High Low High
03:12 08:31 15:42 20:58
2.1 m 6.0 m 1.9 m 6.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 6
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Wednesday 25 January

Low High Low High
04:10 09:15 16:33 21:36
1.8 m 6.2 m 1.5 m 6.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 11
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Thursday 26 January

Low High Low High
04:57 09:50 17:18 22:10
1.4 m 6.5 m 1.3 m 6.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day S 15
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Regional forecast for London & South East England

Today:

A frosty start, with any early mist or fog patches soon clearing. It will then be a dry day, with plenty of sunshine, and only limited amounts of cloud. Winds will remain light, but it will still be feeling cold. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Tonight:

A very cold night, with largely clear skies, leading to a widespread frost. Mist or fog is then likely to develop in places by dawn. Minimum Temperature -5 °C.

Monday:

Overnight mist and fog could be slow to clear. Elsewhere, it will remain dry, with patchy cloud, but also some brighter or sunny spells developing later. Staying cold. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Mist and fog likely Tuesday and perhaps Wednesday. Otherwise mostly dry with patchy cloud, but also some brighter or sunny spells. Gradually turning less cold, but overnight frosts remain likely.

Updated at: 0350 on Sun 22 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.