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Thurso (Beach)

Sunday 20 August

Low High Low High
02:10 08:27 14:28 20:43
1.0 m 4.8 m 1.4 m 5.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NW 15

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Monday 21 August

Low High Low High
02:58 09:12 15:12 21:25
0.7 m 5.0 m 1.2 m 5.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy ENE 7

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Tuesday 22 August

Low High Low High
03:43 09:53 15:53 22:03
0.4 m 5.0 m 1.1 m 5.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast ESE 15

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Wednesday 23 August

Low High Low High
04:24 10:31 16:32 22:42
0.4 m 5.0 m 1.0 m 5.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy shower day ESE 16

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Thursday 24 August

Low High Low High
05:04 11:08 17:10 23:19
0.4 m 5.0 m 1.1 m 5.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals NNE 11

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Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Today:

A mainly dry bright day with some sunny spells. A few showers possible across the north and west, these becoming confined to the far north later. Fresh northwesterly winds in Caithness and North Sutherland easing down. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

Tonight:

One or two showers may brush the north coast otherwise a dry evening and night with sunny then clear periods. Turning chilly inland, but the Isles will become breezy. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Monday:

Most areas will stay dry, with the best of the bright or sunny spells across Caithness, Sutherland Inverness and Strathspey. Cloud thickening, with rain reaching Southern Isles and Lochaber later. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Occasional rain spreading north on Tuesday. Some heavy, thundery rain overnight and on Wednesday, brightening later then sunny intervals and heavy showers on Thursday.

Updated at: 0421 on Sun 20 Aug 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.