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Folkestone Surf Forecast / South Coast / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Tuesday 29 Nov 2022 GMT
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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 13.9 °C (Statistics for 29 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 11.4 max: 13.1 min: 9.6 °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 13.9 °C (Statistics for 29 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 11.4 max: 13.1 min: 9.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Folkestone (light winds from the NW at Folkestone 4 km from Folkestone).

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Light
10 km/h
NW
Clean
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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 1.0m 4s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 02) at 6PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 4s period and expected on Saturday (Dec 03) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)--
Best Surf--
Most Powerful 6PM (Fri 2nd Dec)3.5ft (1.0m) 4s

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

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Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
000000000000000000000000000000011000
Swell
Height Map
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
E
0.6
NE
0.5
NE
0.4
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.7
NE
0.8
ENE
1
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.5
E
0.3
ESE
0.3
NE
0.2
NNE
0.1
W
0.6
ENE
0.1
S
0.1
NW
0.3
SSW
0.5
SSE
0.5
S
0.3
S
0.2
S
0.1
S
0.4
NNE
1.1
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.2
NE
0.7
NE
0.6
NE
0.4
NE
Period(s) (?)14137772444445554366843324343375556777
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)431110109417172440216250113001762100521069792000
Wind
(km/h)
15
NNW
10
NNE
5
SE
0
ESE
5
NNE
10
NNE
20
NE
20
NE
20
ENE
30
ENE
30
NE
30
ENE
30
ENE
25
ENE
15
ENE
15
E
5
NE
15
NNE
20
N
20
NNE
15
NE
20
NNE
30
NNE
20
E
20
NE
25
ENE
25
NNE
25
NE
25
NNE
20
NNE
20
NNE
20
NNE
15
NNE
20
N
10
NNE
15
E
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
onglasscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
2:57PM
6.11
3:26AM
5.95
4:01PM
5.63
4:35AM
5.59
5:18PM
5.34
5:54AM
5.44
6:38PM
5.33
7:07AM
5.54
7:43PM
5.52
8:05AM
5.75
8:35PM
5.78
8:55AM
6.00
9:20PM
6.04
9:38AM
6.23
10:01PM
6.26
10:19AM
6.40
10:40PM
6.42
10:58AM
6.50
11:18PM
6.49
11:35AM
6.51
11:54PM
6.48
12:12PM
6.43
12:31AM
6.39
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:48AM
0.86
10:14PM
1.09
10:45AM
1.16
11:13PM
1.41
11:49AM
1.38
12:20AM
1.62
12:59PM
1.46
1:33AM
1.65
2:11PM
1.38
2:42AM
1.52
3:15PM
1.19
3:41AM
1.30
4:07PM
0.99
4:30AM
1.08
4:52PM
0.84
5:13AM
0.92
5:32PM
0.74
5:51AM
0.83
6:09PM
0.72
6:27AM
0.80
6:45PM
0.75
7:03AM
0.84
7:19PM
0.84

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

Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C101010101011111010766775347788888898887676665
Low °C91099101011108765763335786687887885575454
Feels °C (?)7889886540-2-2-100-122123111233111111221
Sunrise7:33--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:41--7:41--7:43--7:45--7:46--7:47--
Sunset-3:52--3:52--3:51--3:51--3:49--3:49--3:48--3:48--3:48--3:48--3:48--3:48-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 11°C on Wed night, min 8°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sat night. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Fri morning, min 3°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Fri night, calm by Sun afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Wed afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri night. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Thu morning, min 4°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sat afternoon, fresh winds from the ENE by Sun morning).

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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.