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Ardrossan (Beach)

Thursday 23 March

Low High Low High
01:29 08:14 14:28 20:32
1.3 m 2.5 m 0.9 m 2.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day ENE 19
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Friday 24 March

Low High Low High
02:45 09:32 15:21 21:55
1.1 m 2.7 m 0.7 m 2.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 4
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Saturday 25 March

Low High Low High
03:35 10:21 16:03 22:45
0.9 m 2.9 m 0.5 m 2.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day WSW 3
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Sunday 26 March

Low High Low
05:15 12:02 17:41
0.7 m 3.1 m 0.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals ENE 5
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Monday 27 March

High Low High Low
00:26 05:51 12:41 18:16
3.0 m 0.5 m 3.2 m 0.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy ESE 10
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Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Today:

A sunny start across northern Argyll, but mainly cloudy elsewhere with a few showers across the south, but these soon dying out with clouds breaking to give some sunshine for most parts. Northeasterly winds slowly easing. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

A bright evening, then dry with clear spells overnight, leading to a widespread frost and a few freezing fog patches in the straths and glens as the winds remain light. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.

Friday:

Any fog patches soon clearing, otherwise dry and bright with some lengthy spells of sunshine for most parts, although this turning rather hazy and high clouds increase. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Settled dry weather for most parts, and becoming quite mild in the sunshine, but still the risk of overnight frosts.

Updated at: 0252 on Thu 23 Mar 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.