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Portrush - Mill (West) Strand (Beach)

Friday 20 January

High Low High Low
00:34 05:45 14:19 20:16
1.5 m 1.0 m 1.7 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast S 8
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Saturday 21 January

High Low High Low
02:10 07:26 15:18 21:20
1.5 m 1.1 m 1.7 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SSE 7
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Sunday 22 January

High Low High Low
03:17 08:52 16:06 22:08
1.6 m 1.1 m 1.7 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 8
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Monday 23 January

High Low High Low
04:05 09:55 16:45 22:45
1.7 m 1.1 m 1.7 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 10
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Tuesday 24 January

High Low High Low
04:43 10:39 17:16 23:17
1.8 m 1.0 m 1.7 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast S 17
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Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry with long clear periods. It will be a cold night with a widespread frost. There will also be patches of freezing fog forming later tonight. Light southeasterly winds. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.

Saturday:

A chilly start for many with some fog patches, however these clearing during the morning leaving sunny intervals. It will become cloudy during the afternoon and evening. Light southeast winds. 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: 1507 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.