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Whitesands Bay (Beach)

Thursday 19 January

Low High Low High
00:34 07:23 12:29 19:50
1.5 m 4.4 m 1.9 m 4.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 10
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Friday 20 January

Low High Low High
01:17 08:15 13:26 20:45
1.8 m 4.2 m 2.2 m 4.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WSW 5
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Saturday 21 January

Low High Low High
02:21 09:10 14:46 21:44
2.0 m 4.1 m 2.3 m 4.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 6
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Sunday 22 January

Low High Low High
03:46 10:10 16:22 22:49
2.1 m 4.0 m 2.3 m 4.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WSW 7
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Monday 23 January

Low High Low High
05:02 11:16 17:33 23:57
2.1 m 4.1 m 2.1 m 4.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WSW 8
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Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Today:

Some bright or sunny spells are possible in the east, especially East Lothian and eastern Borders. However, for most it remains cloudy and while many places will be dry a little rain and drizzle is possible, especially over western hills. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

A few clear spells are possible across eastern parts but generally a cloudy night with the odd spot or two of drizzle. Light winds. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Friday:

A cloudy day but most places should remain dry, again just the odd spot of drizzle possible over the hills. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Settled and mostly dry with some clear or sunny spells but also quite a lot of cloud at times. Turning a little colder with overnight frost and fog patches possible.

Updated at: 0244 on Thu 19 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.