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Machir Bay

Sunday 28 May

Low High Low High
02:16 08:34 14:35 20:38
0.4 m 3.6 m 0.4 m 3.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NW 13
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Monday 29 May

Low High Low High
03:07 09:18 15:20 21:19
0.5 m 3.4 m 0.5 m 3.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain E 13
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Tuesday 30 May

Low High Low High
03:57 10:01 16:05 22:03
0.8 m 3.1 m 0.7 m 3.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 21
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Wednesday 31 May

Low High Low High
04:50 10:49 16:52 22:53
1.0 m 2.9 m 0.9 m 3.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SW 6
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Thursday 1 June

Low High Low
05:48 11:48 17:46
1.2 m 2.7 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 15
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Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Today:

A mostly cloudy start with some hill fog and patchy drizzle. Soon brightening up with some sunshine breaking through, initially around Glasgow but more widely later. Much less warm than of late. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Tonight:

A dry evening with some late sunshine. A few clear spells tonight but clouding over from the south with some rain reaching Kintyre and Ayrshire later in the night. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Monday:

A cloudy day, with outbreaks of rain in the south soon spreading north in the morning. A few heavy bursts are likely but will become light and patchy later. Cooler. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Dull, damp start Tuesday, brightening for a time. Some afternoon rain, brighter by evening. Wednesday dry with some sunshine. Thursday mainly dry but a few showers, rain far west later.

Updated at: 0410 on Sun 28 May 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.