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Formby (Beach)

Monday 18 December

Low High Low High
05:05 10:55 17:24 23:15
1.7 m 8.7 m 1.8 m 8.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 6

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Tuesday 19 December

Low High Low High
05:36 11:29 17:57 23:48
1.7 m 8.8 m 1.7 m 8.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SE 8

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Wednesday 20 December

Low High Low
06:08 12:02 18:30
1.7 m 8.8 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WSW 9

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Thursday 21 December

High Low High Low
00:21 06:40 12:36 19:04
8.4 m 1.8 m 8.7 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WNW 9

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Friday 22 December

High Low High Low
00:54 07:14 13:11 19:40
8.3 m 2.0 m 8.5 m 1.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 8

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Regional forecast for North West England

Today:

Some fog patches are likely to be slow to clear on Monday. Otherwise, it will be a generally bright day, although rather chilly. There will be some prolonged sunny spells through the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Tonight:

Fog will probably quickly reform this evening, becoming quite extensive. However, the fog is likely to be replaced by low cloud, fresher winds and patchy drizzle by morning. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.

Tuesday:

Tuesday will be a milder and generally cloudy day with low cloud and hill fog. There will also be outbreaks of patchy drizzle at times. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cloud and patchy rain will clear through Wednesday and into Thursday, turning drier, cooler and brighter from the north. The cloud and patchy rain may then return northeastwards on Friday.

Updated at: 0302 on Mon 18 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.