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Harlech Surf Forecast / Wales – Mid / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Sunday 29 Jan 2023 GMT
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Harlech surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Harlech sea temperature is 6.8 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 8.2 max: 9.3 min: 7.0 °C)
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Harlech surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Harlech sea temperature is 6.8 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 8.2 max: 9.3 min: 7.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Onshore wind has changed to cross-on at Harlech (light winds from the SW at Caernarfon 26 km from Harlech).

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26 km away, 52 min ago

Moderate
18 km/h
SW
7.0
6.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Harlech this week:

The surf forecast for Harlech over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Feb 06) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Harlech in the next 12 days are 1.8m 7s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 01) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.2m 5s period and expected on Tuesday (Jan 31) at 12AM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Mon 6th Feb)4.5ft (1.4m) 7s
Best Surf12AM (Mon 6th Feb)4.5ft (1.4m) 7s
Most Powerful 3PM (Wed 1st Feb)6ft (1.8m) 7s

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

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Sun
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Fri
10
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Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
W
1.1
W
1
NW
0.7
WNW
0.9
WSW
1.3
W
1.3
W
1.7
W
1.8
W
1.8
W
1.3
W
0.7
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
SW
1.1
SW
1.4
SW
1
WSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
1.4
SW
1.8
SW
1.9
SW
1.3
W
1.4
W
1.4
W
1.1
WSW
1.7
SW
2.5
SW
2.2
WSW
1.9
WSW
2.1
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.6
WSW
Period(s) (?)4565466677654445566674789126657101010677
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)1161612535100110221278286118261122132835801528053171713835604721211196625311271081763361332230
Wind
(km/h)
15
SW
25
NW
20
NW
20
W
25
SW
30
WNW
30
W
40
W
40
W
40
W
20
WNW
15
WSW
20
WSW
15
W
15
WSW
20
WSW
15
SW
25
SW
25
WSW
20
NNW
10
N
5
WNW
10
S
20
S
25
SSW
25
SW
15
NNW
25
NW
10
W
30
SSW
45
SSW
50
SSW
15
WNW
35
WSW
45
WSW
45
WSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononononononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossglasscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
2:27AM
3.07
3:04PM
3.11
3:46AM
3.01
4:23PM
3.03
4:58AM
3.11
5:29PM
3.13
5:55AM
3.31
6:21PM
3.30
6:42AM
3.55
7:04PM
3.50
7:22AM
3.79
7:41PM
3.67
7:58AM
4.01
8:16PM
3.81
8:32AM
4.18
8:48PM
3.89
9:04AM
4.29
9:19PM
3.93
9:35AM
4.34
9:51PM
3.93
10:07AM
4.31
10:23PM
3.89
10:39AM
4.22
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:03PM
1.26
9:29AM
1.43
10:21PM
1.44
11:06AM
1.48
11:47PM
1.45
12:26PM
1.34
12:52AM
1.31
1:21PM
1.14
1:37AM
1.12
2:02PM
0.93
2:13AM
0.93
2:37PM
0.74
2:44AM
0.75
3:09PM
0.58
3:14AM
0.61
3:40PM
0.47
3:43AM
0.52
4:11PM
0.42
4:12AM
0.51
4:42PM
0.45
4:42AM
0.56
5:12PM
0.54
5:10AM
0.68

Note: the tide data above is for Criccieth which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Harlech.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Harlech blow from the E

Sun
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Fri
10
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Rain (mm)
----2--1221--------------23----104242
Temp. °C8987978889889101112128984535786667885567
Low °C7787677788789991177834434764656784556
Feels °C (?)3322300-1-113556777232130-112-1-12-2-2-2-2-4-5-2
Sunrise--8:02--8:00--7:58--7:56--7:56--7:54--7:52--7:50--7:48--7:47--7:45--7:43
Sunset4:54--4:57--4:59--5:00--5:02--5:05--5:07--5:08--5:09--5:12--5:14--5:15--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Sun night, min 6°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Mon afternoon, strong winds from the W by Tue night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 12°C on Fri afternoon, min 7°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Wed afternoon, light winds from the SSW by Wed night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Sat afternoon, min 3°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Wed night. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Wed afternoon, min 4°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Tue night, strong winds from the SSW by Wed night).

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Information about the Harlech Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Harlech provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Harlech can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Harlech 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 (Harlech) 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 Harlech 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.

Harlech is 9 km (6 miles) from Porthmadog. If you plan a holiday in Mid Wales, look for hotels and other accommodation in Porthmadog. Porthmadog has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.