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Magilligan - Downhill (Beach)

Monday 26 September

High Low High Low
04:45 10:23 17:30 23:48
1.9 m 1.1 m 2.1 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 8
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Tuesday 27 September

High Low High
05:35 11:09 18:13
1.9 m 1.0 m 2.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 23
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Wednesday 28 September

Low High Low High
00:26 06:12 11:44 18:45
0.8 m 2.0 m 0.9 m 2.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SW 21
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Thursday 29 September

Low High Low High
00:51 06:39 12:17 19:09
0.7 m 2.0 m 0.8 m 2.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 19
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Friday 30 September

Low High Low High
01:12 07:06 12:49 19:31
0.7 m 2.1 m 0.7 m 2.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day W 15
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Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

Today:

Rather cloudy and mainly dry with the best of any sunshine along the north coast. Thicker cloud may bring a few patches of rain mainly towards the south. Light south or southeast wind. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Tonight:

A dry start to the evening. Some light rain will spread to Armagh and Down later this evening with patchy rain developing further north tonight. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Tuesday:

A dull start with some patchy light rain, then becoming dry and quite bright with some sunny intervals. Strengthening west to southwest winds with gales developing high ground, north coast. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Some rain at times on Wednesday, with strengthening southwesterly winds, gales later. Sunshine and blustery showers will follow on Thursday and Friday, and staying windy.

Updated at: 0524 on Mon 26 Sep 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.