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Saltcoats (Beach)

Monday 20 February

High Low High
06:33 12:36 18:36
2.6 m 1.2 m 2.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WNW 18
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Tuesday 21 February

Low High Low High
01:03 07:42 14:05 19:43
1.3 m 2.5 m 1.1 m 2.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSW 19
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Wednesday 22 February

Low High Low High
02:27 09:07 15:08 21:18
1.2 m 2.6 m 1.0 m 2.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day WNW 23
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Thursday 23 February

Low High Low High
03:24 10:10 15:56 22:25
1.1 m 2.9 m 0.8 m 2.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain NNW 14
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Friday 24 February

Low High Low High
04:09 10:55 16:36 23:11
0.9 m 3.0 m 0.6 m 2.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 9
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Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Today:

A cloudy and mild start with some rain, heaviest over north Argyll. Turning drier, brighter and a bit cooler from the northwest later this morning with sunny spells this afternoon. Quite windy with strong and gusty westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Tonight:

Most places staying dry with clear periods but there will be a few showers over north Argyll, wintry on hills. A colder night with strong westerly winds easing down. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Tuesday:

Mainly dry morning and becoming cloudy. Rain will spread in during afternoon, turning heavier to the northwest of Glasgow. Becoming windy with strong to gale force westerly winds developing. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cold, windy on Wednesday. Lighter winds Thursday and Friday but cloudy at times with some rain and hill snow, especially Wednesday night and Thursday. Drier, brighter on Friday.

Updated at: 0333 on Mon 20 Feb 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.