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Thorntonloch (Beach)

Tuesday 24 January

Low High Low
05:56 12:19 18:24
1.9 m 4.3 m 1.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 15
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Wednesday 25 January

High Low High Low
00:52 06:41 13:09 19:06
4.4 m 1.7 m 4.6 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals S 9
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Thursday 26 January

High Low High Low
01:35 07:20 13:49 19:44
4.6 m 1.6 m 4.8 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 14
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Friday 27 January

High Low High Low
02:12 07:58 14:26 20:22
4.8 m 1.4 m 5.0 m 1.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SSE 10
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Saturday 28 January

High Low High Low
02:48 08:36 15:02 21:00
5.0 m 1.2 m 5.1 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 10
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Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining cloudy. Mainly dry but some patchy light rain or drizzle especially across Dumfries and Galloway high ground. One or two clear intervals along the east coast. A mild night. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Wednesday:

Another cloudy day, some light drizzly rain at first in southwest, but mainly dry. Some sunny intervals towards east coast. Fresh to strong south to southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

A colder day on Thursday. Mainly cloudy though sunshine possible later. Mainly dry Friday. Chance of rain Saturday particularly in at first.

Updated at: 1426 on Tue 24 Jan 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.