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Dovercourt Bay (Beach)

Wednesday 18 January

High Low High Low
03:20 09:42 15:47 21:41
4.3 m 0.8 m 4.2 m 1.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SW 4
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Thursday 19 January

High Low High Low
03:59 10:22 16:30 22:26
4.2 m 0.9 m 4.0 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NNE 5
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Friday 20 January

High Low High Low
04:44 11:10 17:19 23:23
4.0 m 1.1 m 3.8 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast NE 8
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Saturday 21 January

High Low High
05:36 12:09 18:18
3.8 m 1.2 m 3.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast ESE 11
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Sunday 22 January

Low High Low High
00:38 06:41 13:14 19:25
1.6 m 3.7 m 1.3 m 3.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast ESE 7
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Regional forecast for East of England

Today:

Cold, bright and frosty across most areas to start, but cloudier towards the northwest. Remaining sunny in the south and east but cloudier in the north and west, perhaps with the odd spot of drizzle here. Light and variable winds. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.

Tonight:

Cold with perhaps an early frost in the south, but generally becoming cloudier across the region with misty and perhaps foggy conditions developing in the north and west. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.

Thursday:

Cloudy for most, and grey with mist and fog in places. Perhaps a little brighter in the south at times. Feeling rather cold. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Staying largely dry and cloudy again on Friday. Becoming less cloudy and colder during the weekend with more sunshine, but also sharp overnight frosts more likely. Winds remaining light.

Updated at: 0030 on Wed 18 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.