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Friday 24 February

Low High Low High
04:14 10:19 16:39 22:53
1.3 m 3.6 m 1.1 m 3.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 4
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Saturday 25 February

Low High Low High
04:54 11:02 17:19 23:35
1.1 m 3.8 m 0.8 m 3.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day W 21
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Sunday 26 February

Low High Low
05:32 11:42 17:57
0.9 m 4.0 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 16
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Monday 27 February

High Low High Low
00:14 06:11 12:19 18:35
3.9 m 0.8 m 4.1 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 14
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Tuesday 28 February

High Low High Low
00:52 06:48 12:58 19:12
4.0 m 0.7 m 4.2 m 0.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day NNW 14
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Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Today:

Any remaining showers will soon clear away, with a mainly dry morning to follow, the best sunshine towards Speyside and Inverness. Cloud, rain and strengthening winds then spreading east during the afternoon and evening with some transient snow inland. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Any snow turning to rain to leave a wet and windy night. The rain focussed in the west, particularly Lochaber where milder. Drier with a risk of frost in east. Minimum Temperature 1 °C.

Saturday:

A wet and windy morning with gales turning to a westerly direction. Then a drier afternoon with isolated showers and some brighter spells, best of these across eastern Caithness. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain early Sunday then becoming clearer and colder with showers, these turning wintry later Sunday and Monday. Becoming breezy on Tuesday with wintry showers in the north, brighter in south.

Updated at: 0238 on Fri 24 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.