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Folkestone ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 1.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.9

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Folkestone Surf Forecast / South Coast / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Friday 16 Apr 2021 BST
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Folkestone surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Folkestone sea temperature is 8.1 °C (Statistics for 16 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 9.1 max: 10.3 min: 7.4 °C)
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Folkestone surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Folkestone sea temperature is 8.1 °C (Statistics for 16 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 9.1 max: 10.3 min: 7.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Folkestone (moderate winds from the NNW at Capel le Ferne wx 3 km from Folkestone).

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Actual: 49 min ago

Moderate
23 km/h
NNW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Folkestone this week:

The most powerful waves expected at Folkestone in the next 12 days are 0.8m 6s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 22) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (Apr 21) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (BST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)--
Best Surf--
Most Powerful 4AM (Thu 22nd Apr)2.5ft (0.8m) 6s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Folkestone over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Fri
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wed
28
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
0.6
NE
0.7
NE
0.7
NE
0.6
NE
0.4
NE
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
N
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
N
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.8
NE
0.8
NE
0.8
NE
0.8
NE
0.8
NE
0.7
NE
0.6
NE
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.7
NE
1
NE
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.8
NE
0.7
NNE
0.7
NE
1
NNE
0.8
NE
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1223211673302220222222293121202516113327512200000
25
NE
20
NNE
25
NE
20
NE
15
NNE
10
NNE
5
ENE
10
N
10
NE
15
ENE
10
NE
10
NNE
5
SE
15
NW
40
NNW
40
N
20
NNW
20
NW
20
N
10
NNW
15
N
10
SSW
10
E
15
ENE
20
NE
15
NE
25
N
20
N
25
N
30
N
25
NNE
25
N
20
N
15
NNE
5
N
15
NNE
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
3:11AM
6.08
3:29PM
5.89
3:47AM
5.75
4:06PM
5.56
4:28AM
5.39
4:53PM
5.22
5:21AM
5.06
5:56PM
4.95
6:34AM
4.85
7:18PM
4.88
8:01AM
4.92
8:40PM
5.12
9:16AM
5.29
9:46PM
5.59
10:16AM
5.83
10:40PM
6.14
11:06AM
6.39
11:27PM
6.67
11:52AM
6.87
12:11AM
7.09
12:35PM
7.19
12:54AM
7.33
9:03PM
0.81
9:20AM
0.95
9:37PM
1.12
9:56AM
1.28
10:17PM
1.47
10:40AM
1.63
11:07PM
1.81
11:37AM
1.93
12:15AM
2.06
12:55PM
2.08
1:40AM
2.05
2:20PM
1.93
3:00AM
1.73
3:31PM
1.53
4:02AM
1.20
4:28PM
1.00
4:53AM
0.62
5:16PM
0.48
5:40AM
0.09
6:01PM
0.04
6:23AM
-0.29
6:44PM
-0.24
7:06AM
-0.48

Note: the tide data above is for Folkestone which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Folkestone.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Folkestone blow from the NW

Fri
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wed
28
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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--5:56--5:54--5:52--5:50--5:48--5:46--5:43--5:41--5:39--5:37--5:35--5:33
7:52--7:52--7:54--7:57--7:58--8:00--8:01--8:02--8:05--8:06--8:07--8:09--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Mon morning, min 4°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Very mild (max 10°C on Tue morning, min 4°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue afternoon, strong winds from the NNW by Wed morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 10°C on Thu afternoon, min 5°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Wed afternoon, min 8°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Mon morning, calm by Tue night).

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Information about the Folkestone Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Folkestone provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Folkestone can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Folkestone surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Folkestone) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Folkestone may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Folkestone is 1 km (1 miles) from Folkestone. If you plan a holiday in South Coast of England, look for hotels and other accommodation in Folkestone. Folkestone has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.