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Thurso (Beach)

Saturday 29 April

Low High Low High
05:16 11:24 17:39 23:45
0.4 m 5.2 m 0.7 m 4.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 20
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Sunday 30 April

Low High Low
06:04 12:12 18:25
0.6 m 4.9 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SE 19
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Monday 1 May

High Low High Low
00:33 06:57 13:09 19:18
4.7 m 0.9 m 4.6 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 19
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Tuesday 2 May

High Low High Low
01:29 08:02 14:20 20:25
4.5 m 1.2 m 4.2 m 2.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SE 15
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Wednesday 3 May

High Low High Low
02:42 09:21 15:49 21:50
4.2 m 1.4 m 4.0 m 2.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day E 11
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Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

This Evening and Tonight:

Staying mainly dry with some clear spells. Cloudier over Caithness, where there could still be a very light shower. Generally windy but locally chilly in well sheltered spots. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Sunday:

A dry day and while starting rather cloudy in the northeast, it will be a mainly sunny. Warmer again but Caithness and East Sutherland colder in strong southeast winds. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Staying fine and dry with some sunshine at times. Still quite windy on Monday and early Tuesday then lighter winds. Turning warmer, especially in the west.

Updated at: 1620 on Sat 29 Apr 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.