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Saturday 3 December

Low High Low High
02:05 08:28 14:27 20:50
1.1 m 3.6 m 1.1 m 3.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SSW 4
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Sunday 4 December

Low High Low High
02:40 09:10 15:07 21:37
1.2 m 3.5 m 1.2 m 3.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals S 11
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Monday 5 December

Low High Low High
03:20 10:00 15:52 22:34
1.3 m 3.3 m 1.3 m 3.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day ESE 6
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Tuesday 6 December

Low High Low High
04:06 11:01 16:45 23:44
1.4 m 3.2 m 1.4 m 2.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 14
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Wednesday 7 December

Low High Low
05:06 12:10 17:51
1.5 m 3.2 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSW 18
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Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

This Evening and Tonight:

A few light showers persisting across the Western Isles. The mainland will be dry with variable cloud and some clear spells leading to some frost and patchy fog. Minimum Temperature -2 °C.

Sunday:

Any light showers across the Isles clearing north, otherwise a dry day with some sunshine at times. Some patchy freezing fog is possible. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Another dry and bright day on Monday, though cold. Cloudier on Tuesday with freshening winds bringing rain later, becoming heavy in west. Unsettled and milder with rain at times Wednesday.

Updated at: 1436 on Sat 3 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.