Use my current location crosshair

UK tide times

Recent locations
Loading Met Office

Thurso (Beach)

Monday 27 March

Low High Low High
02:51 09:03 15:16 21:32
1.1 m 4.9 m 0.6 m 4.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals NE 6
View a detailed forecast for this area

Tuesday 28 March

Low High Low High
03:30 09:40 15:54 22:07
0.8 m 5.2 m 0.3 m 5.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SE 12
View a detailed forecast for this area

Wednesday 29 March

Low High Low High
04:09 10:17 16:33 22:44
0.6 m 5.3 m 0.2 m 5.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain ESE 16
View a detailed forecast for this area

Thursday 30 March

Low High Low High
04:49 10:56 17:14 23:22
0.5 m 5.3 m 0.3 m 5.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 8
View a detailed forecast for this area

Friday 31 March

Low High Low
05:31 11:37 17:56
0.6 m 5.2 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain S 10
View a detailed forecast for this area

Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Today:

A cold start with a few mist patches. These soon clear to leave another bright and sunny day. Becoming warm inland, with highest temperatures across the West Highlands and Speyside. Feeling slightly cooler near the coasts with patchy low cloud. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

Tonight:

A clear evening and skies will remain mostly clear in the west where it will become chilly. Low cloud reaching eastern coasts then spreading inland overnight. Minimum Temperature 1 °C.

Tuesday:

Cloudier skies and feeling cooler than recent days, especially in the east. Some sunny spells in the west, the best of these along the west coast and over the Hebrides. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

The weather will become more unsettled and changeable. There will be showers or longer spells of rain with some drier and brighter interludes. Occasionally windy in the north and west.

Updated at: 0424 on Mon 27 Mar 2017


How to use this page

To view Tide Times for a desired location, either browse the map above to select your desired location or enter a beach location into the search box and click on your chosen location. Tide tables are displayed beneath the weather forecast for up to five days ahead.

Tide times are available for around 500 locations. To change location, enter your or the first half of a UK postcode into the search box.

For web browsers that have geolocation capabilities, you can also use the 'find my location' button to automatically find your location.

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.