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Whitesands Bay (Beach)

Wednesday 20 September

High Low High Low
03:09 09:32 15:31 21:40
5.5 m 0.6 m 5.4 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SW 7

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Thursday 21 September

High Low High Low
03:50 10:10 16:10 22:17
5.5 m 0.6 m 5.4 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain W 11

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Friday 22 September

High Low High Low
04:30 10:46 16:48 22:50
5.5 m 0.6 m 5.3 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 13

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Saturday 23 September

High Low High Low
05:11 11:16 17:27 23:17
5.4 m 0.8 m 5.2 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 13

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Sunday 24 September

High Low High Low
05:51 11:38 18:04 23:35
5.2 m 1.1 m 5.0 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 9

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Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Today:

Perhaps some limited brighter spells for Lothian and Borders this morning, on an otherwise dull, cloudy day. Patchy light rain this morning, which turns more persistent across Dumfries and Galloway by mid-afternoon, where heavier outbreaks will develop before early evening. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Tonight:

Overcast with rain, which turns heavier at times during the evening, before easing overnight. Winds freshening along east coast. Relatively mild. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Thursday:

Cloudy morning with rain, which turns heavier at times. Slowly brighter spells spreading from southwest during afternoon, with most seeing a fine end to the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Occasional weakening rain bands spreading from west, but most outbreaks very patchy with good bright or sunny spells developing east of the M74. Southerly winds occasionally strong.

Updated at: 0450 on Wed 20 Sep 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.