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Whitesands Bay (Beach)

Wednesday 29 March

High Low High Low
04:11 10:17 16:24 22:43
5.5 m 0.6 m 5.6 m 0.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy E 11
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Thursday 30 March

High Low High Low
04:50 10:58 17:06 23:24
5.5 m 0.6 m 5.6 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 15
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Friday 31 March

High Low High
05:33 11:40 17:51
5.5 m 0.7 m 5.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SW 20
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Saturday 1 April

Low High Low High
00:05 06:19 12:21 18:39
0.7 m 5.3 m 0.9 m 5.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy shower day WSW 10
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Sunday 2 April

Low High Low High
00:43 07:08 13:03 19:33
1.1 m 5.0 m 1.1 m 5.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 8
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Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

This Evening and Tonight:

Staying cloudy with rain at times, some on the heavy side in Dumfries and Galloway. Some drier spells more especially towards the east coast. A mild night. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.

Thursday:

A cloudy start with some patchy rain, this becoming more persistent across the Southwest and Southern Borders. Brightening up further east with some sunnier spells, and becoming warm around Edinburgh. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Unsettled on Friday and Saturday with showers or longer spells of rain, though with some drier and brighter interludes. Sunday dry with some sunshine.

Updated at: 1556 on Wed 29 Mar 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.