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Gourock (Beach)

Wednesday 16 August

High Low High
06:52 13:12 19:24
3.1 m 0.6 m 3.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SE 12

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Thursday 17 August

Low High Low High
01:34 08:15 14:25 20:39
0.8 m 2.9 m 0.7 m 3.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SSW 17

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Friday 18 August

Low High Low High
02:55 10:03 15:38 22:18
0.8 m 2.9 m 0.6 m 3.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day WSW 16

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Saturday 19 August

Low High Low High
04:12 11:21 16:40 23:30
0.6 m 3.1 m 0.5 m 3.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day WNW 21

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Sunday 20 August

Low High Low
05:12 12:19 17:34
0.3 m 3.3 m 0.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain S 12

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Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Today:

A dry but cloudy start. However, rain spreads into the Isles during the morning, reaching Argyll by late morning then all areas by the afternoon. The rain will turn heavy at times. Breezy with a risk of coastal gales. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

Heavy rain turns increasingly patchy this evening before clearing east after dark. Then mainly dry overnight with some lengthy clear spells developing. Winds easing overnight. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Thursday:

A rather cloudy day but with some sunny interval possible. Scattered showers will affect Argyll and the Isles for much of the day, heavy at times, but largely dry elsewhere. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain or showers on Friday with winds strengthening later in the day. Blustery showers and strong northwest winds Saturday, but drier and less windy later. Further rain on Sunday.

Updated at: 0418 on Wed 16 Aug 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.