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Thurso (Beach)

Wednesday 28 September

Low High Low High
01:45 08:04 13:58 20:14
1.3 m 4.6 m 1.8 m 4.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SSW 6
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Thursday 29 September

Low High Low High
02:23 08:40 14:32 20:50
1.1 m 4.7 m 1.6 m 5.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain WNW 25
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Friday 30 September

Low High Low High
02:57 09:13 15:06 21:23
1.0 m 4.8 m 1.4 m 5.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 19
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Saturday 1 October

Low High Low High
03:30 09:44 15:39 21:54
0.9 m 4.9 m 1.3 m 5.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals NW 5
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Sunday 2 October

Low High Low High
04:03 10:12 16:12 22:24
0.9 m 4.9 m 1.3 m 5.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SSE 9
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Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Today:

A mainly dry, bright start. Soon becoming cloudy with rain reaching Lochaber and Outer Hebrides, extending to all parts but midday. Rain will be heavy, persistent over west Highlands this afternoon. Lighter winds at first but southwesterly gales developing later. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

Very windy with clear periods and blustery showers. Showers becoming frequent and heavy overnight. Southwesterly gales increasing to severe gale force later tonight, especially over Western Isles and north Highlands. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Thursday:

Very, windy, showery morning. Gale to severe gale force southwest winds veering northwest by the afternoon then easing a little. Also showers becoming fewer during the afternoon with more sunshine. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Heavy showers on Friday with a little sunshine and strong westerly winds moderating. Lighter winds, fewer showers and more sunshine on Saturday, then mainly dry with sunny spells on Sunday.

Updated at: 0453 on Wed 28 Sep 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.