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Ballygally (Beach)

Wednesday 23 August

Low High Low
06:37 13:00 18:59
0.3 m 2.7 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 18

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Thursday 24 August

High Low High Low
01:10 07:20 13:45 19:42
3.1 m 0.3 m 2.6 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SW 12

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Friday 25 August

High Low High Low
01:56 08:03 14:31 20:26
3.1 m 0.3 m 2.6 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day SW 14

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Saturday 26 August

High Low High Low
02:42 08:46 15:15 21:10
3.0 m 0.4 m 2.6 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSW 11

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Sunday 27 August

High Low High Low
03:27 09:30 15:59 21:57
3.0 m 0.5 m 2.6 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 9

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Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

This Evening and Tonight:

Outbreaks of heavy rain, torrential and thundery in some areas at first, will gradually clear away early tonight to leave drier conditions overnight. Muggy all areas, and misty, especially eastern coasts and hills. Moderate Southeast wind eases and swings Southwesterly. Minimum Temperature 16 °C.

Wednesday:

Mist lifts and thins then mainly dry with some bright or sunny intervals. A few showers will develop in the afternoon and evening. Feeling pleasant. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Unsettled on Thursday and Friday with sunny intervals and heavy showers. Likely to become drier and more settled by Saturday with fewer showers.

Updated at: 1608 on Tue 22 Aug 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.