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Tuesday 22 August

Low High Low
06:29 12:44 18:39
0.3 m 3.3 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy ESE 21

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Wednesday 23 August

High Low High Low
00:56 07:09 13:26 19:17
3.6 m 0.2 m 3.3 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SE 23

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Thursday 24 August

High Low High Low
01:38 07:48 14:06 19:54
3.6 m 0.3 m 3.3 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WNW 12

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Friday 25 August

High Low High Low
02:17 08:27 14:44 20:30
3.5 m 0.4 m 3.1 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals ENE 11

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Saturday 26 August

High Low High Low
02:56 09:03 15:21 21:06
3.3 m 0.6 m 3.0 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy ESE 12

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Shetland dry and bright with sunny spells and light easterly winds. Orkney will be mostly cloudy with the chance of some occasional light rain in the afternoon, brisk southeaseterly winds. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

Shetland will have a dry evening and night although becoming cloudier. Orkney will be cloudy with some occasional rain or drizzle and fresh southeasterly winds. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

Wednesday:

Outbreaks of rain across Orkney, heavy at times, will extend northeastwards into Shetland during the day. Orkney drying up by afternoon. Strong southeasterly winds, easing across Orkney. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Rain at times across Orkney on Thursday, some persistent rain over Shetland. Becoming drier on Friday and Saturday with light winds.

Updated at: 0729 on Tue 22 Aug 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.