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Sandwich Bay (Beach)

Thursday 17 August

Low High Low High
01:46 07:20 14:22 19:54
1.8 m 5.4 m 1.9 m 5.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SW 15

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Friday 18 August

Low High Low High
03:10 08:44 15:49 21:15
1.8 m 5.5 m 1.7 m 5.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day WSW 15

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Saturday 19 August

Low High Low High
04:33 09:59 17:04 22:22
1.6 m 5.7 m 1.4 m 5.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 16

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Sunday 20 August

Low High Low High
05:43 10:55 18:07 23:17
1.3 m 6.0 m 1.1 m 6.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSW 14

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Monday 21 August

Low High Low
06:44 11:44 19:05
1.1 m 6.2 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SSW 14

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Regional forecast for London & South East England

Today:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain, with some heavy bursts, will gradually be replaced by sunny spells and scattered showers. Some of the showers will be locally heavy, although mainly to the north of London. Generally feeling warm this afternoon. Maximum Temperature 23 °C.

Tonight:

There is a chance of cloud and outbreaks of rain spreading up across Kent, Surrey and Sussex for a time, otherwise becoming dry and clear as the showers fade away. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Friday:

Breezy and feeling cooler, despite the sunny spells, with isolated showers. Some showers could be on the heavy side. Highest temperatures across Kent and London. Windy along the coast. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday breezy, feeling cool, with sunshine and showers dying away. Sunday and Monday mainly dry, bright and feeling warm, but with a chance of rain later each day. Often breezy.

Updated at: 0718 on Thu 17 Aug 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.