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Machir Bay

Sunday 4 December

Low High Low High
02:11 08:18 14:34 20:23
1.1 m 3.4 m 1.3 m 3.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 14
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Monday 5 December

Low High Low High
02:48 08:54 15:17 21:00
1.2 m 3.2 m 1.4 m 3.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SE 13
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Tuesday 6 December

Low High Low High
03:29 09:37 16:07 21:44
1.4 m 3.1 m 1.5 m 2.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SE 22
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Wednesday 7 December

Low High Low High
04:20 10:36 17:05 22:44
1.4 m 3.0 m 1.5 m 2.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 20
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Thursday 8 December

Low High Low
05:23 11:54 18:12
1.4 m 3.0 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 17
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Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Today:

A dry, bright and cold day with variable, often large amounts of cloud at first, but increasing breaks allowing some sunny spells to develop. Winds will be light generally but a moderate southeasterly breeze will affect the Inner Hebrides. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Tonight:

A dry evening and night with only patchy cloud and some long clear spells. These will lead to a widespread sharp frost and some patchy freezing fog. Minimum Temperature -4 °C.

Monday:

A dry bright day with most places remaining sunny. A few freezing fog patches may linger in low lying areas. Cold, with frost returning widely inland in the evening. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

After a dry start on Tuesday it will become much more unsettled with spells of rain, some heavy. Windy. Thursday looks brighter though. Becoming milder.

Updated at: 0233 on Sun 4 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.