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Porthtowan (Beach)

Monday 18 December

High Low High Low
05:00 11:15 17:16 23:30
6.7 m 1.5 m 6.5 m 1.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day E 4

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Tuesday 19 December

High Low High
05:33 11:48 17:49
6.7 m 1.5 m 6.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 8

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Wednesday 20 December

Low High Low High
00:02 06:06 12:21 18:22
1.5 m 6.7 m 1.5 m 6.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast W 9

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Thursday 21 December

Low High Low High
00:34 06:39 12:55 18:55
1.5 m 6.6 m 1.6 m 6.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WSW 9

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Friday 22 December

Low High Low High
01:08 07:13 13:31 19:30
1.6 m 6.5 m 1.7 m 6.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast W 11

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Regional forecast for South West England

This Evening and Tonight:

Outbreaks of light rain and drizzle this evening will gradually clear to leave some clear spells in places tonight, allowing for a patchy frost in the coldest spots. Some fog may form over the hills. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.

Monday:

Chilly in places with a generally bright morning and some sunny spells through the afternoon. Fog or low cloud developing quite widely through the evening across eastern parts. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday will be mild and cloudy with patchy drizzle and fog over high ground. It will be mostly cloudy thereafter with some spells of light rain or drizzle.

Updated at: 1503 on Sun 17 Dec 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.