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Paignton - Preston Sands (Beach)
Tuesday 16 January
|4.7 m||1.3 m||4.5 m||1.2 m|
Wednesday 17 January
|4.8 m||1.1 m||4.6 m|
Thursday 18 January
|1.1 m||4.8 m||1.1 m||4.6 m|
Friday 19 January
|1.1 m||4.9 m||1.0 m||4.6 m|
Saturday 20 January
|1.1 m||4.8 m||1.1 m||4.5 m|
|Weather conditions||Wind speed/direction||On/Offshore wind direction|
Tidal data supplied by National Oceanographic Centre
Bitterly cold with sunny spells and frequent showers, these heavy and blustery with the risk of hail and thunder. Showers will turn increasingly wintry with snow perhaps settling over the hills. Windy with gales, especially around coasts and hills later. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.
Wintry showers will continue overnight, leading to some accumulations over the hills. It will remain windy with gales or severe gales, especially in the far southwest. Minimum Temperature 1 °C.
Cold, with strong winds easing and wintry showers steadily reducing and largely turning back to rain. However, it will become windy again later, with heavy rain arriving overnight. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Stormy early on Thursday, with rain, hill snow and severe gales. Thereafter, a return to sunshine and wintry showers. Drier and sunnier on Saturday.
Updated at: 0211 on Tue 16 Jan 2018
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