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Thorntonloch (Beach)

Thursday 20 July

Low High Low
06:10 12:27 18:45
1.6 m 4.8 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 11

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Friday 21 July

High Low High Low
01:07 07:16 13:32 19:48
4.9 m 1.3 m 5.0 m 1.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals ESE 18

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Saturday 22 July

High Low High Low
02:02 08:17 14:26 20:44
5.1 m 1.0 m 5.3 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain E 13

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Sunday 23 July

High Low High Low
02:52 09:13 15:16 21:34
5.3 m 0.7 m 5.5 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy shower day NNE 11

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Monday 24 July

High Low High Low
03:39 10:05 16:05 22:22
5.5 m 0.5 m 5.6 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy N 10

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Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Today:

A cloudy, and foggy in places, start across the east otherwise many places will be dry with some sunshine, the best of this across Galloway. Chance of a few showers developing across Dumfries and Galloway later in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Tonight:

Becoming cloudier in west this evening as some patchy rain spreads east as far as western Borders. Remaining drier further east with clear spells. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Friday:

Fairly cloudy in west with outbreaks of rain. Drier and brighter elsewhere with some sunny spell across the Lothians. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

It will be mostly cloudy throughout the outlook period with some spells of rain, this possibly more persistent later on Saturday. Some bright spells in far west on Monday.

Updated at: 0329 on Thu 20 Jul 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.