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Thorntonloch (Beach)

Thursday 23 February

High Low High Low
00:19 06:20 12:38 18:46
4.2 m 1.9 m 4.4 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain NNE 27
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Friday 24 February

High Low High Low
01:09 07:02 13:24 19:26
4.5 m 1.6 m 4.7 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 10
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Saturday 25 February

High Low High Low
01:49 07:41 14:02 20:04
4.8 m 1.3 m 4.9 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 27
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Sunday 26 February

High Low High Low
02:25 08:19 14:39 20:43
5.0 m 1.1 m 5.2 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 22
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Monday 27 February

High Low High Low
03:01 08:58 15:13 21:23
5.2 m 0.9 m 5.3 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SSW 13
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Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Today:

The day will start cloudy with snow even down to low levels. This clearing towards midday with brighter spells and scattered wintry showers following. Best of drier brighter weather across Galloway later. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Tonight:

Scattered heavy showers mainly across western areas in the evening will gradually spread east overnight, before clearing towards dawn. Cold. Minimum Temperature -2 °C.

Friday:

A dry, bright start but thick cloud and rain will reach Galloway early afternoon, spreading east through the rest of the day, persistent and heavy at times west. Becoming windy. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cloud and rain will gradually clear on Saturday, with a drier end to the day. More unsettled weather arrives on Sunday and Monday with showers or longer spells of rain.

Updated at: 0210 on Thu 23 Feb 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.