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Friday 23 June

Low High Low High
05:14 11:25 17:36 23:53
0.5 m 3.3 m 0.5 m 3.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 22

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Saturday 24 June

Low High Low
06:03 12:18 18:24
0.4 m 3.4 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain WSW 29

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Sunday 25 June

High Low High Low
00:41 06:53 13:09 19:10
3.4 m 0.2 m 3.4 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day NW 26

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Monday 26 June

High Low High Low
01:28 07:42 13:59 19:56
3.5 m 0.2 m 3.3 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NNE 9

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Tuesday 27 June

High Low High Low
02:14 08:31 14:48 20:42
3.4 m 0.2 m 3.2 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy E 14

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

A bright evening with some late sunshine across both Orkney and Shetland, but showers become more frequent and continue overnight, some briefly heavy. Windy with strong south-westerly winds persisting and winds increase to near gale force across Orkney by dawn Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Saturday:

Bright start with sunny intervals and passing heavy showers, then cloudier with showers merging to give a longer spell of rain mid-afternoon onwards. Very windy with gale force southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Northwesterly gales and showers easing during Sunday with some sunny spells developing. Monday looks bright and mainly dry. Some rain and stronger winds across Orkney on Tuesday, drier for Shetland.

Updated at: 1630 on Fri 23 Jun 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.