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Whitesands Bay (Beach)

Friday 9 December

Low High Low High
03:31 10:02 16:06 22:17
1.7 m 4.5 m 2.0 m 4.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WSW 9
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Saturday 10 December

Low High Low High
04:41 11:08 17:10 23:22
1.5 m 4.8 m 1.7 m 4.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SW 13
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Sunday 11 December

Low High Low
05:40 12:05 18:06
1.3 m 5.0 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 21
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Monday 12 December

High Low High Low
00:20 06:37 12:55 19:01
5.2 m 1.1 m 5.3 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 7
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Tuesday 13 December

High Low High Low
01:12 07:31 13:41 19:55
5.4 m 0.9 m 5.5 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 8
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Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

This Evening and Tonight:

A cloudy start to the evening with some showery rain mainly in Dumfries and Galloway, but soon turning clearer and mainly dry for the rest of the evening and night. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Saturday:

A much brighter day with some sunny spells. There will be a few showers pushing through from the west at times. Moderate to fresh southwest winds. Less mild. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday and Monday will be rather cloudy with some patchy rain. Mostly mild but colder Monday night. Tuesday starting dry then becoming windy with rain, some heavy in Southwest.

Updated at: 1432 on Fri 9 Dec 2016


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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.