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Whitesands Bay (Beach)

Sunday 28 May

High Low High Low
04:56 11:17 17:21 23:38
5.5 m 0.5 m 5.6 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NNW 15
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Monday 29 May

High Low High
05:46 12:07 18:16
5.4 m 0.6 m 5.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain E 14
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Tuesday 30 May

Low High Low High
00:24 06:40 12:57 19:12
1.1 m 5.2 m 0.8 m 5.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 14
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Wednesday 31 May

Low High Low High
01:11 07:38 13:53 20:14
1.4 m 4.9 m 1.1 m 4.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day WSW 8
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Thursday 1 June

Low High Low High
02:03 08:43 14:59 21:23
1.8 m 4.7 m 1.4 m 4.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 10
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Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Today:

A rather cloudy day for many especially in the Borders with a few light showers there. A few sunny intervals developing around Edinburgh, and some longer sunny spells this afternoon across the Southwest. Much less warm. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Tonight:

Some late sunshine in Galloway, then cloudier skies will spread from the east. The odd light shower then more persistent rain reaching the Southwest by morning. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Monday:

A cloudy day, with outbreaks of rain in the southwest soon spreading northeast in the morning. A few heavy bursts are likely but will become light and patchy later. Cooler. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Damp start Tuesday, then brightening, some sunshine. A few showers later. Wednesday dry with some sunshine. Thursday mainly dry and bright, a few showers later.

Updated at: 0410 on Sun 28 May 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.