Check the weather and tides at Lytham with current weather and forecasts from Visit Fylde Coast.
On the Visit Fylde Coast weather page you’ll find weather webcams, weather forecasts, tide times, flood warnings and more.
The Fylde Coast seems to enjoy its own little microclimate with better weather than forecast. So don’t believe everything that you hear predicted to happen at Lytham!
It will pay you to check the weather if you fancy a day out, rather than just believing what you are told!
The coast rarely gets snow because of the salt in the atmosphere, and frosts don’t seem to be as hard as they are inland – although it can still get very cold.
Don’t be put off in the winter from a day out at the seaside. Wrap up warm, bring your wellies, and you can enjoy a lovely bracing day out. Winter is also when you’ll see spectacular displays of weather. Fantastic sunsets grace the winter skies, and the high tides roll with force and majesty.
You can guarantee that you’ll go home with apples in your cheeks!
Know the Weather and Tides at Lytham
Whenever you head out onto Lytham beach, be sure to pay heed to the tides and observe beach safety. You can find out more about how to keep safe on the beach at this link.
The tides follow an annual pattern, dictated by the seasons and the moon.
There is a very furthest minimum point to which the water goes out, and a very highest maximum depth to which it comes in. Low and high water marks are determined by the phases of the moon. This is what you’ll hear referred to as a ‘9m tide, or a 7m tide’ etc. The fun starts when the incoming tide is at its highest with a strong wind behind it!
High tide moves forward about half an hour with each tide, with two high tides a day, one every 12 ½ hours. The times of the tides are published each year – you can get the information online or through a little book called a tide table. If you use the beach frequently it might pay you to buy one.
If you particularly want to enjoy the beach, it will help if you check these tide times. There are beaches at Lytham that remain dry at high tide, including some sections of Fairhaven beach.
Along almost all of the coastline at Lytham there are seafront footpaths right against the waters edge, which you can enjoy at any time. Plus plenty of spots where you can pitch your deck chair on dry land and enjoy the view on a warm day!
Find out More
Have a look at the Visit Lytham website homepage for more of the latest updates.
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