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Friday 21 July

Low High Low High
04:11 10:16 16:36 22:48
0.8 m 3.0 m 0.7 m 3.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day ESE 18

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Saturday 22 July

Low High Low High
05:06 11:15 17:26 23:39
0.6 m 3.2 m 0.7 m 3.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals E 15

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Sunday 23 July

Low High Low
05:56 12:08 18:12
0.4 m 3.3 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NE 16

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Monday 24 July

High Low High Low
00:27 06:43 12:58 18:56
3.5 m 0.2 m 3.4 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NNW 15

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Tuesday 25 July

High Low High Low
01:13 07:29 13:45 19:39
3.5 m 0.2 m 3.3 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy N 12

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry and bright with good sunny spells this evening though more cloud develops later this evening, especially across Orkney. Dry with clear spells tonight. Winds, Southeast moderate, but fresh, across Orkney Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Saturday:

Saturday starts dry and bright but thickening cloud and some mist develops with a few showers by afternoon. Mostly moderate East winds. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday starts rather cloudy with some mist, but largely dry, then sunny spells later, fresh Northeast winds. Monday and Tuesday mainly dry and fine with Northeast winds easing.

Updated at: 1940 on Fri 21 Jul 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.