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Margate - Fulsam Rock (Beach)

Tuesday 27 September

Low High Low High
04:11 10:17 16:44 22:55
1.3 m 4.3 m 0.8 m 4.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 20
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Wednesday 28 September

Low High Low High
05:11 11:13 17:38 23:50
1.1 m 4.5 m 0.7 m 4.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day WSW 14
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Thursday 29 September

Low High Low
05:57 11:57 18:21
1.0 m 4.6 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 20
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Friday 30 September

High Low High Low
00:30 06:34 12:34 18:57
4.7 m 0.9 m 4.7 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 15
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Saturday 1 October

High Low High Low
01:03 07:09 13:08 19:29
4.7 m 0.8 m 4.8 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 14
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Regional forecast for London & South East England

Today:

Cloudy and breezy with some patchy rain at times, albeit mostly light, with some decent drier spells also likely. Feeling warm in any brighter spells. Dry conditions developing from the west later. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Tonight:

Mostly dry overnight with cloud generally clearing eastwards and some decent clear spells developing. A westerly breeze will tend to increase overnight. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Wednesday:

Dry with some bright or warm sunny spells at first, but cloud increasing from the west during the afternoon. Feeling warm or very warm in sunshine with winds slowly increasing. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cloud and rain slowly clearing on Thursday to leave fresher but still windy conditions through the rest of outlook period with clear or sunny spells and scattered sharp showers.

Updated at: 0417 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.