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Helens Bay (Beach)

Friday 20 January

High Low High Low
04:42 10:44 16:55 23:14
2.9 m 1.2 m 3.2 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SE 10
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Saturday 21 January

High Low High
05:42 11:51 17:57
2.9 m 1.3 m 3.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SSE 9
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Sunday 22 January

Low High Low High
00:21 06:48 13:08 19:05
1.2 m 2.9 m 1.3 m 3.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 3
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Monday 23 January

Low High Low High
01:31 07:54 14:15 20:09
1.2 m 2.9 m 1.2 m 3.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SSW 5
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Tuesday 24 January

Low High Low High
02:29 08:51 15:08 21:05
1.1 m 3.1 m 1.1 m 3.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast S 14
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Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

Today:

A cloudy but mainly dry morning for many. However brighter conditions and some sunny spells developing in the west during the afternoon, these edging eastwards later in the day. Light southeasterly winds. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Skies continuing to clear across all parts which will allow some frost and fog patches to form with light winds. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.

Saturday:

A chilly start for many with some fog patches, however these clearing during the morning to allow some fine sunny intervals for the rest of the day. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mostly dry with only light spots of rain. Variable amounts of cloud with the best bright or sunny spells likely to be on Monday. Becoming breezier on Tuesday.

Updated at: 1150 on Fri 20 Jan 2017


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What are tides?

Tides refer to the rise and fall of a body of water, most commonly seen in the oceans; caused by the interaction between the moon, sun and Earth.

As the positions of Earth, sun and moon change in relation to each other, the gravitational pull and centrifugal forces acting upon the oceans vary and it is these differences that cause fluctuation in the height of the sea which we see at the tides going out and in.

In the UK we mostly experience a semi-diurnal tide which means we experience two high tides and two low tides each day. These occur approximately every 12 hours and 25 minutes.