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Cowes (Beach)

Monday 11 December

High Low High Low
06:12 10:55 18:27 23:18
3.9 m 1.8 m 3.8 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain N 24

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Tuesday 12 December

High Low High
06:57 11:53 19:12
3.9 m 1.7 m 3.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 4

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Wednesday 13 December

Low High Low High
00:14 07:40 12:51 19:57
1.6 m 3.8 m 1.7 m 3.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain WSW 15

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Thursday 14 December

Low High Low High
01:12 08:22 13:49 20:39
1.6 m 3.9 m 1.7 m 3.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 19

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Friday 15 December

Low High Low High
02:08 09:03 14:42 21:20
1.6 m 3.9 m 1.5 m 3.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day NNW 15

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Regional forecast for London & South East England

Today:

Generally cloudy with a mixture of rain, sleet and snow, along with strong winds, perhaps reaching gale force along Channel coasts. Cold with icy patches in the north through the morning. Becoming drier in the west later. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Tonight:

Skies clearing from the west with winds easing. Temperatures will fall sharply to give an overnight frost. Some wintry showers may affect the east coast through the early hours. Minimum Temperature -4 °C.

Tuesday:

A frosty start, then a largely dry, fine, but cold day with bright or sunny spells. Cloud pushing into the west later. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Less cold Wednesday, but windy with outbreaks of rain. Strong winds, coastal gales and occasionally heavy showers on Thursday. Mainly dry but breezy Friday with some brighter spells.

Updated at: 0144 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.