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Paignton - Paignton Sands (Beach)

Thursday 16 August

Low High Low High
04:13 10:46 16:27 22:59
0.7 m 4.7 m 0.9 m 4.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day W 12

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Friday 17 August

Low High Low High
04:48 11:22 17:03 23:33
1.0 m 4.4 m 1.3 m 4.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 11

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Saturday 18 August

Low High Low
05:23 11:56 17:41
1.4 m 4.1 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 11

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Sunday 19 August

High Low High Low
00:09 06:05 12:40 18:30
4.0 m 1.8 m 3.8 m 2.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SW 15

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Monday 20 August

High Low High Low
01:00 07:03 13:43 19:42
3.7 m 2.0 m 3.7 m 2.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 8

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Regional forecast for South West England

Today:

Early rain across eastern parts will clear quickly through the morning to leave a brighter and fresher day, with plenty of sunny spells. The odd shower is possible, mainly in the west where it will also be breezy around coasts. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Tonight:

Many places will be dry overnight with lengthy clear spells allowing it to turn chilly. A few showers may continue over Cornwall and Devon. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

Friday:

Showers in the west will ease, leaving many dry and bright with plenty of sunny spells through the morning. Cloud will thicken during the day, but it should stay dry. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mostly cloudy on Saturday with some drizzle over hills, but also a little brightness. Windier on Sunday, perhaps with some rain. Monday probably fairly cloudy. Often warm and humid throughout.

Updated at: 0307 on Thu 16 Aug 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.