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Portland Harbour - Sandsfoot Castle (Beach)

Monday 11 December

High Low High Low High Low High Low
00:31 05:00 07:28 09:03 12:39 17:47 19:49 21:37
1.6 m 0.9 m 1.1 m 1.1 m 1.6 m 0.7 m 0.8 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy N 25

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Tuesday 12 December

High Low High Low High Low High Low
01:45 06:08 08:39 10:20 14:00 18:51 21:11 22:45
1.5 m 1.0 m 1.1 m 1.0 m 1.6 m 0.7 m 0.9 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 6

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Wednesday 13 December

High Low High Low High Low High Low
02:48 07:15 09:39 11:20 15:03 19:50 22:10 23:39
1.6 m 0.9 m 1.1 m 0.9 m 1.6 m 0.7 m 0.8 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain WSW 20

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Thursday 14 December

High Low High Low High Low High
03:42 08:16 10:33 12:10 15:59 20:42 23:04
1.7 m 0.8 m 1.0 m 0.8 m 1.7 m 0.6 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 23

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Friday 15 December

Low High Low High Low High Low High
00:26 04:31 09:09 11:23 12:54 16:50 21:31 23:57
0.7 m 1.8 m 0.7 m 0.9 m 0.7 m 1.8 m 0.5 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day NNW 19

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Regional forecast for South West England

Today:

A rather cloudy start with patchy rain, sleet or snow clearing southeastwards. Turning drier and sunnier for most, although a few showers will affect the far west of Cornwall. A cold and windy day for most. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Tonight:

Showers will continue across western Cornwall. Dry elsewhere with clear spells, although isolated freezing fog patches may form. Very cold with a widespread and severe frost. Minimum Temperature -4 °C.

Tuesday:

Any freezing fog will lift to leave a fine and sunny morning. Turning cloudier through the afternoon with patchy rain and more of breeze by evening. Staying cold for most. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Less cold and windier on Wednesday with rain or showers. A chilly and at times breezy end to the week with sunshine and a few showers, mainly across coastal areas.

Updated at: 0131 on Mon 11 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.