Many times the forecast says rain when actually it’s bright sunshine here at the Fylde Coast! It always pays to check the weather and tides if you fancy a day at the seaside!
Weather and tides are important subjects at the seaside! It makes a difference to holidays and events, and so many coastal activities. Here on the Fylde Coast we enjoy amazing west coast sunsets, rough winds and high seas, sunshine and hot sunny days.
It very rarely snows at the seaside in winter because of the salt in the air. Frosts aren’t as hard on the coast as they are inland. But it can still get very cold, with the wind chill factor. Don’t be put off by winter weather – just wrap up warm, bring your wellies, can enjoy a lovely bracing day out.
The tide follows an annual pattern, dictated by the seasons and the moon. High tide moves forward about half an hour with each tide, with two high tides a day, one every 12 ½ hours.
It goes out to a very furthest minimum point and comes in to a very highest maximum depth. That’s why you’ll hear it referred to as a ‘9m tide, or a 7m tide’ etc. The fun starts when the incoming tide is at its highest and a strong wind is behind it – and then it comes over the walls!