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Helens Bay (Beach)

Wednesday 7 December

High Low High Low
04:09 10:01 16:20 22:53
3.1 m 1.2 m 3.3 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SSW 17
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Thursday 8 December

High Low High
05:12 11:12 17:25
3.1 m 1.2 m 3.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 9
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Friday 9 December

Low High Low High
00:04 06:18 12:23 18:33
0.8 m 3.2 m 1.1 m 3.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 14
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Saturday 10 December

Low High Low High
01:09 07:21 13:28 19:38
0.7 m 3.3 m 1.0 m 3.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SW 14
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Sunday 11 December

Low High Low High
02:06 08:18 14:25 20:36
0.6 m 3.4 m 0.9 m 3.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 11
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Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

This Evening and Tonight:

A few light showers at first this evening then some clear intervals. Clouding over again the in the early hours, perhaps some light rain towards Newry. Quite windy with strong south to southwesterlies over exposed areas gradually easing. Mild. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Thursday:

Any patchy rain in far south clearing, then a dry day to come with some bright or sunny intervals, and still quite mild. Southerly winds freshening in the evening. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Windy on Friday with rain in the morning, drying up in the afternoon. Mostly dry and bright over the weekend.

Updated at: 1620 on Wed 7 Dec 2016


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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.