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Machir Bay

Friday 20 January

Low High Low High
04:46 10:28 17:34 23:15
1.4 m 2.9 m 1.6 m 2.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast S 10
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Saturday 21 January

Low High Low
05:42 11:35 18:43
1.5 m 2.8 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SSE 14
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Sunday 22 January

High Low High Low
00:53 06:51 13:19 20:02
2.7 m 1.6 m 2.8 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 7
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Monday 23 January

High Low High Low
02:19 08:03 14:40 21:10
2.9 m 1.5 m 2.9 m 1.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 11
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Tuesday 24 January

High Low High Low
03:21 09:09 15:40 22:02
3.0 m 1.4 m 3.0 m 1.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast S 18
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Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Today:

A largely cloudy day across Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and the south with the odd spot of light rain across higher ground. The further north the better chance of some brighter spells, with northern Argyll perhaps seeing some sunshine. Winds remain light. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

A mild start to the evening with cloud thickening and some spots of rain over higher ground. Turning colder by the end of the night as some clearer skies develop. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Saturday:

An occasionally cloudy start with some fog patches. Cloud then thinning and breaking to allow plenty of sunny intervals, with just a few stubborn fog patches. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mostly dry with only light spots of rain. Variable amounts of cloud with the best chance of bright or sunny spells likely to be on Monday. Becoming breezier on Tuesday.

Updated at: 1150 on Fri 20 Jan 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.