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Dover Harbour (Beach)

Tuesday 27 September

Low High Low High
04:13 09:26 16:43 22:00
1.8 m 6.0 m 1.5 m 6.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 13
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Wednesday 28 September

Low High Low High
05:19 10:16 17:42 22:45
1.5 m 6.3 m 1.2 m 6.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SW 13
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Thursday 29 September

Low High Low High
06:12 10:56 18:30 23:19
1.3 m 6.5 m 1.1 m 6.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 22
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Friday 30 September

Low High Low High
06:56 11:30 19:09 23:51
1.2 m 6.7 m 1.0 m 6.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 13
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Saturday 1 October

Low High Low
07:30 12:05 19:42
1.2 m 6.8 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WSW 13
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Regional forecast for London & South East England

This Evening and Tonight:

A cloudy evening for many, with the odd spot of rain or drizzle possible, although cloud will slowly clear to the south and east. Some clear spells are then likely to develop during the early hours of Wednesday. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Wednesday:

A bright start for most places, although cloud will gradually build from the west. It should stay dry, and feeling warm, but turning rather breezy by dusk. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Early rain will gradually clear to sunny spells and showers during Thursday, but staying breezy. These sunny spells and blustery showers continue during Friday and Saturday, turning heavy at times.

Updated at: 1414 on Tue 27 Sep 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.