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Tuesday 16 January

Low High Low High
05:36 10:28 17:53 22:47
1.3 m 6.6 m 1.3 m 6.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day W 19

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Wednesday 17 January

Low High Low High
06:12 11:02 18:27 23:20
1.2 m 6.7 m 1.2 m 6.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day W 21

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Thursday 18 January

Low High Low High
06:46 11:34 19:00 23:53
1.1 m 6.8 m 1.1 m 6.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day W 18

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Friday 19 January

Low High Low
07:21 12:05 19:33
1.0 m 6.8 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WSW 13

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Saturday 20 January

High Low High Low
00:26 07:55 12:37 20:06
6.9 m 1.0 m 6.7 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WNW 13

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Regional forecast for London & South East England

Today:

A cold day, with a strong wind giving a significant wind chill. There will be sunny spells but also showers in places, most likely in the west. These may turn to sleet, or perhaps snow, later in the day. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Tonight:

Windy and cold with scattered showers, most frequent in the west, giving some sleet and snow, mainly on hills although perhaps to lower levels for a time, and icy stretches. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.

Wednesday:

Another brisk and windy day with isolated showers, wintry on hills. It may turn very wet and windy overnight with heavy rain and gales or severe gales possible. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Potentially very wet, windy conditions clearing early Thursday. Then blustery, sometimes wintry, showers return, becoming isolated Friday. Dry and bright with easing winds Saturday. Risk of overnight ice and frost.

Updated at: 0204 on Tue 16 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.