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Dornoch (Caravan Park) (Beach)

Sunday 28 May

High Low High Low
02:40 08:56 15:09 21:16
4.6 m 0.4 m 4.5 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NW 12
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Monday 29 May

High Low High Low
03:27 09:42 16:00 22:00
4.5 m 0.5 m 4.3 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy E 13
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Tuesday 30 May

High Low High Low
04:13 10:31 16:50 22:48
4.3 m 0.6 m 4.1 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy shower day SW 8
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Wednesday 31 May

High Low High Low
05:02 11:26 17:40 23:43
4.1 m 0.8 m 3.9 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 11
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Thursday 1 June

High Low High
05:53 12:26 18:35
3.9 m 1.0 m 3.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 10
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Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Today:

A mainly cloudy start with some patchy rain this mainly over the North Highlands with some hill fog. Brighter weather over the Hebrides will gradually spread east with most areas seeing some sunny intervals in the afternoon. Much cooler. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

A bright and dry evening and staying dry overnight. Some clear spells though gradually clouding over in the east. Light winds. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Monday:

Some brightness for a time in the northwest, but mostly cloudy, with outbreaks of rain gradually extending from the south. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday mainly cloudy with occasional rain but brighter for a time in east. Wednesday dry and bright. Bright with scattered showers on Thursday, some rain in west later.

Updated at: 0410 on Sun 28 May 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.