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Praa Sands East (Beach)

Wednesday 17 January

High Low High Low
04:48 11:40 17:09 23:55
5.4 m 1.2 m 5.2 m 1.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WNW 24

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Thursday 18 January

High Low High
05:22 12:15 17:44
5.4 m 1.1 m 5.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WNW 28

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Friday 19 January

Low High Low High
00:28 05:56 12:50 18:18
1.2 m 5.5 m 1.1 m 5.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day WNW 28

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Saturday 20 January

Low High Low High
01:02 06:31 13:23 18:53
1.1 m 5.5 m 1.1 m 5.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NNW 13

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Sunday 21 January

Low High Low High
01:35 07:07 13:58 19:29
1.2 m 5.4 m 1.2 m 5.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain WSW 29

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Regional forecast for South West England

Today:

Cold and windy, with sunny spells and wintry showers and snow gradually turning back to rain and slowly easing through the afternoon. Turning cloudier in the west later, with rain arriving by the evening. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Wet and windy for a time overnight with gales, locally severe gales especially around coasts and hills. Heavy rain will clear eastwards, with clearer skies and scattered showers by dawn. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Thursday:

Another blustery day with sunny spells and scattered showers, perhaps wintry over the hills. Winds not as strong as earlier in the week, but still feeling cold. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cold with wintry showers on Friday, locally heavy and thundery. Starting frosty on Saturday, but mostly fine and sunny. Slowly turning milder on Sunday with heavy rain.

Updated at: 0200 on Wed 17 Jan 2018


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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.