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Thurso (Beach)

Tuesday 23 May

Low High Low High
01:05 07:22 13:31 20:03
1.5 m 4.5 m 0.8 m 4.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WNW 14
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Wednesday 24 May

Low High Low High
01:54 08:12 14:19 20:44
1.1 m 4.8 m 0.6 m 4.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 11
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Thursday 25 May

Low High Low High
02:42 08:57 15:05 21:25
0.8 m 5.1 m 0.5 m 5.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NW 7
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Friday 26 May

Low High Low High
03:29 09:42 15:51 22:05
0.5 m 5.2 m 0.5 m 5.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SSE 10
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Saturday 27 May

Low High Low High
04:18 10:25 16:38 22:47
0.4 m 5.2 m 0.6 m 5.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 10
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Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Today:

Much of the day will be dry and bright with some sunshine. Western Isles and west of mainland will become cloudy later this afternoon with patchy rain. The rain edging further inland during the evening. Light southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Tonight:

Cloudy and mild with patchy light rain and drizzle. There will also be extensive mist and low cloud across the Western Isles and west and northern fringes of the mainland. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Wednesday:

Dull, damp start with patchy light rain. Inland areas becoming dry and brighter by afternoon. Mist and the odd patch of drizzle lingering over the Isles and west of mainland. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

High pressure will maintain mostly dry conditions with plenty of sunshine. Becoming very warm inland but onshore breezes keeping coastal areas cooler. Showery rain may affect Western Isles on Saturday.

Updated at: 0444 on Tue 23 May 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.