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Thurso (Beach)

Saturday 21 October

Low High Low High
04:06 10:15 16:18 22:31
1.0 m 5.0 m 1.3 m 5.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SE 14

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Sunday 22 October

Low High Low High
04:40 10:45 16:53 23:03
1.2 m 5.0 m 1.4 m 4.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day NE 9

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Monday 23 October

Low High Low High
05:11 11:15 17:26 23:36
1.4 m 4.9 m 1.5 m 4.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 20

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Tuesday 24 October

Low High Low
05:43 11:46 18:00
1.7 m 4.7 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day SSW 13

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Wednesday 25 October

High Low High Low
00:12 06:16 12:22 18:37
4.5 m 2.0 m 4.6 m 2.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 11

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Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Today:

Periods of rain across Caithness and eastern Sutherland at first, which will clear to the north late morning. Otherwise a day of sunny spells and scattered showers, the bulk of these over the southern end of the Great Glen. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

A few isolated showers around, mainly for Lochaber and towards Inverness, but most staying dry with the best of the clear spells across the Outer Hebrides and Wester Ross. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Sunday:

Another day of sunshine and showers, but the bulk of the outbreaks are this time expected over Inverness, Easter Ross, Sutherland and Caithness. Winds mostly light. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rainbands crossing from west for a time both Monday and Tuesday, heaviest across west, while Inverness and the Black Isle sees best of shelter. Rain spreading to south later Wednesday.

Updated at: 0428 on Sat 21 Oct 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.