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Gourock (Beach)

Tuesday 24 January

Low High Low High
03:13 10:05 15:47 22:12
1.0 m 3.1 m 0.8 m 3.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SSW 11
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Wednesday 25 January

Low High Low High
04:01 10:57 16:31 23:06
0.9 m 3.3 m 0.7 m 3.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 21
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Thursday 26 January

Low High Low High
04:42 11:40 17:10 23:49
0.8 m 3.4 m 0.6 m 3.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 18
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Friday 27 January

Low High Low
05:19 12:18 17:45
0.7 m 3.5 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals ESE 17
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Saturday 28 January

High Low High Low
00:28 05:51 12:51 18:18
3.3 m 0.6 m 3.5 m 0.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 8
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Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Today:

A cloudy day with mist over higher ground and extensive hill fog. Also a little light rain or drizzle at times, mainly over Argyll and some higher ground in the south. Milder. Moderate south to southwest breeze, strong far west. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Remaining cloudy with some patchy light rain or drizzle mainly over higher ground and in Argyll. It will be a mild night, with strong winds in the far west, Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Wednesday:

Another cloudy day, some light drizzly rain at first especially in Argyll, but mainly dry. Fresh to strong southerly winds, gales over the west coast and the Isles. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

A colder day on Thursday. Mainly cloudy though sunshine possible later. Coastal gales. Mainly dry Friday and Saturday, winds easing, a little milder again.

Updated at: 0233 on Tue 24 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.