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Whitesands Bay (Beach)

Sunday 19 February

Low High Low High
01:11 08:15 13:32 20:51
2.0 m 4.1 m 2.2 m 4.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 18
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Monday 20 February

Low High Low High
02:29 09:13 15:12 21:56
2.2 m 4.0 m 2.4 m 3.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 28
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Tuesday 21 February

Low High Low High
04:12 10:18 16:58 23:09
2.3 m 3.9 m 2.2 m 4.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 16
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Wednesday 22 February

Low High Low
05:28 11:32 18:00
2.1 m 4.1 m 2.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day W 25
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Thursday 23 February

High Low High Low
00:19 06:20 12:38 18:46
4.2 m 1.9 m 4.4 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain W 12
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Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be cloudy this evening and overnight with outbreaks of rain or drizzle across most parts but drier towards eastern Borders. A mild and breezy night, with westerly winds strengthening overnight. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Monday:

A cloudy and very mild morning with outbreaks of rain. Drier and brighter conditions will spread south during the afternoon. It will be a windy day across all parts. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

An unsettled period with wet and windy weather at times, especially in the west. Best of any drier and brighter weather along the North Sea coast.

Updated at: 1430 on Sun 19 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.