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Portrush, Whiterocks (Beach)

Monday 5 December

Low High Low High
03:36 10:16 16:33 22:33
0.9 m 2.0 m 1.0 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 9
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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
Cloudy 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 S 17
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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
Sunny day SW 14
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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
Light rain S 16
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Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

Today:

It will be a dry day. Staying mostly cloudy but a few bright intervals will come through at times. Feeling rather cold with a moderate to fresh southeasterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Tonight:

A cloudy night with extensive mist and low cloud. Some patchy light drizzle will develop overnight. Winds mainly light inland but fresh towards the Down and Antrim coasts. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Tuesday:

A cloudy, cold and dull day with occasional rain. Becoming breezy with strong southerly winds near the east coast. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mainly cloudy, breezy and mild on Wednesday with patchy light rain. Mostly dry, bright and breezy on Thursday. Dry start on Friday but rain arriving from the south.

Updated at: 0258 on Mon 5 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.