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Portrush (Beach)

Tuesday 6 December

Low High Low
04:31 11:34 17:46
1.0 m 1.9 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SSE 20
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Wednesday 7 December

High Low High Low
00:21 05:44 13:00 19:19
1.6 m 1.0 m 1.9 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SSW 19
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Thursday 8 December

High Low High Low
01:54 07:13 13:59 20:27
1.6 m 1.0 m 2.0 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 12
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Friday 9 December

High Low High Low
03:00 08:28 14:51 21:16
1.7 m 1.0 m 2.1 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 19
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Saturday 10 December

High Low High Low
03:48 09:21 15:40 21:57
1.8 m 0.9 m 2.1 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WSW 20
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Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

Today:

It will be a dull day with extensive low cloud. The morning will be dry but outbreaks of rain will spread east in the afternoon. A breezy day with strong southerly winds near the east coast. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Tonight:

Cloudy and misty with occasional light rain or drizzle. A mild night with fresh southerly winds, strong at times near the Down coast. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Wednesday:

Remaining cloudy and breezy with some light rain at times, mainly affecting western areas. Staying very mild. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mostly dry and bright on Thursday with lighter winds. Rain spreading east on Friday and becoming breezy again. Sunshine and showers on Saturday.

Updated at: 0231 on Tue 6 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.