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Monday 26 September

Low High Low High
02:48 08:48 15:16 21:08
1.1 m 2.7 m 1.3 m 2.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SSW 17
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Tuesday 27 September

Low High Low High
03:50 09:53 16:09 22:05
0.9 m 2.8 m 1.2 m 3.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day SW 30
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Wednesday 28 September

Low High Low High
04:36 10:42 16:48 22:53
0.8 m 3.0 m 1.1 m 3.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SSW 14
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Thursday 29 September

Low High Low High
05:12 11:23 17:21 23:34
0.7 m 3.1 m 1.0 m 3.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WSW 25
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Friday 30 September

Low High Low
05:45 12:00 17:53
0.6 m 3.2 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 22
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

A mainly dry day with some good periods of sunshine. The odd shower is possible, mainly later in the day across Orkney. Moderate to fresh southwesterly winds will back southerly during the day. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

A mainly dry evening, perhaps the odd shower at first over Orkney. Staying dry tonight with some clear spells. A light to moderate southerly breeze, backing southeasterly by morning. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Tuesday:

A dry start but cloud soon thickening with a band of quite heavy rain moving through, followed by brighter weather with blustery showers later. Strong southeasterlies, then severe gale west-south-westerlies. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Bright start on Wednesday with easing winds, but wet and windy later. Bright but showery on Thursday and Friday.

Updated at: 0524 on Mon 26 Sep 2016


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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.