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Wednesday 28 September

Low High Low High
04:36 11:36 16:56 23:33
0.6 m 3.0 m 0.6 m 3.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 24
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Thursday 29 September

Low High Low
05:22 12:19 17:40
0.5 m 3.1 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy shower day WSW 26
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Friday 30 September

High Low High Low
00:16 06:01 12:57 18:18
3.3 m 0.4 m 3.2 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day WSW 12
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Saturday 1 October

High Low High Low
00:55 06:35 13:32 18:53
3.4 m 0.4 m 3.2 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy N 6
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Sunday 2 October

High Low High Low
01:29 07:05 14:03 19:23
3.4 m 0.5 m 3.2 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SE 8
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Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Today:

Dry start then some rain spreading in during morning, most persistent over north Argyll. Rain becoming heavy here during evening. Brighter interludes this afternoon over Kintyre and Ayrshire coast and turning warmer. Southwesterly winds strengthening later today, gales this evening. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Tonight:

Persistent rain at first over south Ayrshire and south Lanarkshire soon moving away. Then drier, clearer with blustery showers developing. A windy night with southwesterly gales, severe on West Coast. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Thursday:

A very windy, showery morning with gale to severe gale force southwest winds. Winds veering northwest and easing during afternoon. Showers also becoming fewer, lighter in afternoon with more sunshine. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Some sunshine and scattered showers on Friday and Saturday. Turning cooler with winds becoming much lighter. Cold night Saturday night then dry on Sunday with sunny spells.

Updated at: 0453 on Wed 28 Sep 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.