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Saturday 10 December

Low High Low High
01:41 08:21 14:05 20:54
0.7 m 3.0 m 1.1 m 3.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day WSW 19
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Sunday 11 December

Low High Low High
02:42 09:26 15:06 21:54
0.6 m 3.1 m 0.8 m 3.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 15
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Monday 12 December

Low High Low High
03:36 10:21 15:59 22:48
0.4 m 3.3 m 0.6 m 3.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSE 11
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Tuesday 13 December

Low High Low High
04:26 11:10 16:48 23:40
0.3 m 3.4 m 0.4 m 3.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy ESE 11
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Wednesday 14 December

Low High Low
05:14 11:56 17:35
0.3 m 3.5 m 0.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 18
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Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Today:

A much brighter day with some sunny spells, the best in Ayrshire. There will be a few showers, these more frequent in Argyll with the odd rumble of thunder possible. Moderate to fresh southwest winds. Less mild. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Tonight:

Clear intervals and a few blustery showers this evening, heavy at first. Showers easing tonight though becoming quite cloudy, with perhaps some more persistent light rain reaching Argyll. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Sunday:

Rather cloudy, with a little light rain at times, especially over Argyll. Mainly dry towards Glasgow and Lanarkshire with the best of any sunny intervals. Fresh westerly breeze easing. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mostly dry on Monday and Tuesday, though a little light rain is possible. Windy on Wednesday with a band of heavy rain crossing from the west.

Updated at: 0258 on Sat 10 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.