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Folkestone (Beach) weather

  • Cloudy 4 °C

    2 °C

  • Cloudy 3 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 10 °C

    5 °C

  • Sunny day 10 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    5 °C

Friday (Friday 14 December 2018)
Now 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 12 20 ESE 14 18 ESE 14 19 ESE 15 20 ESE 14 19 ESE 11 16 ESE 11 14 ESE 11 15 ESE 10 14 ESE 10 15 ESE 12 18 ESE 13 19 ESE 13 20 SE 13 20 SE 14 21 SE 13 20 SE 13 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
71% 68% 65% 68% 66% 66% 64% 64% 67% 68% 70% 69% 69% 70% 70% 70% 70%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight Smooth (wavelets) Slight
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 15:48 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Saturday (Saturday 15 December 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 90% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 90% 50%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° 1 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 13 20 SE 14 21 SE 14 21 SE 14 21 SE 15 22 SE 15 23 SE 16 24 SE 17 26 SE 18 28 SE 20 30 SSE 20 30 SSE 20 31 SSE 21 31 SSE 21 32 SE 22 34 SE 23 35 SSE 25 38 SSE 26 41 SSE 27 42 SSE 27 42 SSE 26 41 SSE 26 41 S 24 39 S 23 37
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG M M P M M M G
Humidity
70% 70% 71% 72% 73% 72% 73% 74% 74% 74% 73% 74% 74% 73% 73% 73% 77% 83% 91% 94% 94% 95% 95% 95%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Smooth (wavelets) Slight Moderate
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 15:48 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
50% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 7 ° 5 ° 5 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 23 36 WSW 13 23 W 10 17 WSW 9 15 WSW 9 15 SW 10 16 SSW 10 16 SSW 13 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity
95% 92% 93% 92% 87% 90% 91% 92%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate Slight Slight
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 15:49 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Monday (Monday 17 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
30% 20% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 13 21 SW 12 19 WSW 12 19 WSW 11 17 WSW 11 19 SW 12 20 SSW 16 27 SSW 20 32
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
93% 94% 94% 93% 86% 86% 87% 89%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 15:49 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 50%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 22 36 SSW 23 38 S 23 38 S 25 42 SSE 26 44 SSE 27 44 S 25 42 S 23 39
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
89% 88% 87% 85% 79% 74% 77% 83%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight Moderate
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 15:49 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
80% 40% 20% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 21 34 SSW 18 29 SSW 17 27 SSW 16 26 SSW 17 28 SSW 15 24 SSW 14 23 SW 14 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG G G
Humidity
87% 88% 89% 89% 86% 87% 89% 90%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 15:49 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Thursday (Thursday 20 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 13 21 WSW 12 19 WSW 11 18 WSW 11 18 W 12 20 WSW 11 19 WSW 10 17 WSW 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 92% 92% 91% 87% 88% 90% 90%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
No Data
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 15:50 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Updated:
Tiree Cloudy 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Partly cloudy night 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Partly cloudy night 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Clear night 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Clear night 50.822 -0.136
Dover Overcast 51.126 1.318
Exeter Cloudy 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Cloudy 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Partly cloudy night 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Partly cloudy night 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Clear night 51.556 -1.778
York Cloudy 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Cloudy 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Cloudy 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Partly cloudy night 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Clear night 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Clear night 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Cloudy 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Clear night 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Partly cloudy night 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Cloudy 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Clear night 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Cloudy 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Partly cloudy night 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Clear night 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Clear night 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Cloudy 60.154 -1.143
London Cloudy 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Partly cloudy night 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Clear night 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Clear night 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Overcast 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Partly cloudy night 58.439 -3.092
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Regional Forecast for London & South East England

Headline:

Cold and bright today, windy and heavy rain on Saturday.

Today:

A frosty start for many on Friday. Remaining cold but dry with occasional sunny spells. Less cold and cloudier to the east, with the odd shower possible across Kent. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

Tonight:

A dry and cold night with a frost for many. Mainly clear skies but a chance of cloudier, windier and milder conditions developing in the west by dawn. Minimum temperature -3 °C.

Saturday:

Starting cold on Saturday then increasingly windy and cloudy. Rain moving in during the afternoon, sometimes heavy, then clearing east shortly after midnight. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mostly sunny and dry on Sunday. Becoming cloudy, with showers overnight. Showers clearing east early on Monday, then dry and bright though becoming breezy. Mild but windy with rain Tuesday.

Updated: 03:23 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

A fine end to the week for many.

Today:

Cold, dry and sunny for many after a frosty start. Cloud will occasionally drift into eastern areas, with the odd coastal shower. Western most parts will stay cloudy and windy, with light rain across Northern Ireland and the Western Isles.

Tonight:

Isolated showers on North Sea coasts, otherwise quickly turning cold and frosty under clear spells in central and eastern parts. Becoming windy in the west with sporadic outbreaks of rain.

Saturday:

Gales and heavy rain will spread to all areas though Saturday. Snow and freezing rain is likely across northern England and Scotland leading to blizzard conditions and ice in places.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Drier and less cold on Sunday with showers in the west. Risk of ice into Monday, thereafter drier in the east, but wet in the north and west. Becoming windy.

Updated: 03:25 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 18 Dec 2018 to Thursday 27 Dec 2018:

Tuesday will see some unsettled and windy weather with coastal gales, cloud, and outbreaks of rain and drizzle moving eastwards across the UK. The rain and drizzle will be followed by sunny spells and scattered, blustery showers. Showers will fall as snow over northern higher ground. As we head through the remainder of the week and into the Christmas week it will probably stay unsettled, with further spells of wind and rain, these interspersed by some brighter and showery weather. Temperatures on the whole look likely to be a little milder than average. However, in the period after Christmas Day there is an increased likelihood that milder spells will become short-lived and a colder and more showery northerly or northwesterly regime could become established across the UK.

UK Outlook for Friday 28 Dec 2018 to Friday 11 Jan 2019:

The most likely scenario for the end of December is for periodically unsettled Atlantic weather to move across the UK from the west. However, there is an increased likelihood that the milder, Atlantic weather will become short-lived and a colder and more showery northerly or northwesterly regime will become established across the UK. Through the first half of January, there is an increasing likelihood of a return to colder than average conditions with an increase in the likelihood of overnight frost and fog, as well as some snow.

Updated: 03:25 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 GMT

Location details

Folkestone (Beach)

Location
51.082, 1.191
Altitude
0 m above mean sea level

Folkestone (Beach) tide times

Friday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 02:43 6.3
Low 09:57 2
High 15:10 5.9
Low 22:15 2.2

Saturday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 03:36 6
Low 10:46 2.2
High 16:13 5.7
Low 23:09 2.4

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
High 04:39 5.9
Low 11:46 2.3
High 17:25 5.6

Monday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 00:14 2.4
High 05:49 5.9
Low 12:55 2.2
High 18:32 5.7

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 01:26 2.3
High 06:52 6
Low 14:06 2
High 19:27 6

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Folkestone)

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:36 2
High 07:45 6.3
Low 15:12 1.7
High 20:13 6.3

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