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Paignton Preston Sands Weather and Tides

Devon, England

Latest Observations


Sea Temperature


Latest weather observations are for the nearest Met Office observation point and may not necessarily be accurate for this beach, especially when the weather is very changeable. Sea temperatures are the latest satellite surface temperature measurement for open water closest to the beach. Sea temperatures are a guideline only and can be affected by local conditions.











First light 05:49 Dawn 06:27 Sunrise 07:00 Sunset 19:13 Dusk 19:46 Nightfall 20:24 Full Moon

21 September Midnight 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Chance of Rain 4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Humidity 92% 98% 89% 69% 68% 63% 70% 86%
Visibility Very Good Moderate Good Good Good Very Good Good Good
Temperature 12°C 9°C 12°C 16°C 17°C 19°C 17°C 14°C
Feels like 10°C 7°C 10°C 16°C 17°C 18°C 17°C 14°C
Wind Direction
Wind Speed 11mph 9mph 7mph 4mph 7mph 4mph 4mph 7mph
Gusting to 20mph 16mph 9mph 4mph 7mph 7mph 7mph 7mph
Beaufort Scale
Gentle Breeze: 3
Gentle Breeze: 3
Light Breeze: 2
Light Breeze: 2
Light Breeze: 2
Light Breeze: 2
Light Breeze: 2
Light Breeze: 2
Max UV Index

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Weather forecast and current observations are supplied by the Met Office. Forecast is for the nearest Met Office forecast location: Paignton - Preston Sands (Beach). Sea surface temperatures are generated using E.U. Copernicus Marine Service Information.

Seven Day Tides

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Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Torquay) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (

Location: Preston, Paignton

Location type: Urban

OS Grid: SX896617

Country: England

Local Authority: Torbay

Nearest postcode: TQ3 2NU

(for sat-nav purposes only, a beach does not have a postal address!)

Paignton Preston Sands weather and tides. Includes 7 day weather forecast, current weather observations, 7 day tide charts, sunrise, sunset, moon phases, air quality forecast and UV index.

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