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Portrush, Whiterocks (Beach)

Wednesday 22 February

High Low High Low
04:18 10:30 17:04 22:56
1.7 m 1.0 m 1.6 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 22
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Thursday 23 February

High Low High Low
04:54 11:01 17:30 23:21
1.8 m 0.9 m 1.7 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain NW 25
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Friday 24 February

High Low High Low
05:24 11:29 17:53 23:47
1.9 m 0.8 m 1.8 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSW 13
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Saturday 25 February

High Low High
05:55 11:59 18:19
2.0 m 0.6 m 1.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SW 24
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Sunday 26 February

Low High Low High
00:15 06:27 12:30 18:48
0.5 m 2.2 m 0.5 m 2.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain S 22
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Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

Today:

The day will start mainly dry, with some brightness especially towards the north. Thick cloud arriving far south by the late afternoon. Cool with easing winds. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

It will remain cloudy in the evening and overnight with rain, this heavy in places. Some snow is possible towards dawn across the Sperrins and Antrim hills. Minimum Temperature 1 °C.

Thursday:

Some rain and hill snow in the morning, this clearing towards midday with scattered showers following. Best of brightness towards east. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Dry bright start on Friday, but rain arriving later. Mostly cloudy through the weekend with some showers or longer spells of rain. Occasionally windy.

Updated at: 0239 on Wed 22 Feb 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.