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Wednesday 17 January

Low High Low High
05:11 11:32 17:34 23:52
0.9 m 5.7 m 0.9 m 5.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 34

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Thursday 18 January

Low High Low
05:42 12:06 18:07
0.9 m 5.8 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day W 26

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Friday 19 January

High Low High Low
00:24 06:15 12:39 18:41
5.6 m 0.8 m 5.8 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day W 31

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Saturday 20 January

High Low High Low
00:55 06:50 13:13 19:18
5.5 m 0.9 m 5.7 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NW 17

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Sunday 21 January

High Low High Low
01:29 07:26 13:48 19:54
5.5 m 0.9 m 5.7 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SW 25

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Regional forecast for North West England

Today:

Cold and windy, with sunny spells and wintry showers slowly easing through the day. Some icy stretches where there is lying snow. Winds decreasing for a time, but turning cloudier from the west by the end of the day. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Tonight:

Turning windy for a time overnight with gales, especially across southern parts of the region. This combined with heavy rain and snow with further snow accumulating over the hills. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.

Thursday:

Another blustery day with frequent wintry showers, steadily becoming more scattered through the day. Some sunny spells, but feeling cold. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cold with wintry showers on Friday, locally heavy and thundery. A frosty start on Saturday, but mostly fine and sunny. Slowly turning milder on Sunday with rain preceded by snow.

Updated at: 0200 on Wed 17 Jan 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.