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Sunday 4 December

High Low High Low
01:54 07:42 14:02 20:12
2.9 m 1.2 m 3.1 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 9
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Monday 5 December

High Low High Low
02:36 08:24 14:44 21:00
2.8 m 1.3 m 3.0 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SE 7
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Tuesday 6 December

High Low High Low
03:25 09:14 15:35 22:00
2.7 m 1.4 m 2.9 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 16
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Wednesday 7 December

High Low High Low
04:23 10:21 16:33 23:15
2.6 m 1.5 m 2.9 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSW 17
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Thursday 8 December

High Low High
05:31 11:41 17:41
2.6 m 1.5 m 2.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 25
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Variable cloud and some clear spells the best of these across Orkney where it will become quite cold with the chance of a frost. Cloudier over northern Orkney and Shetland with a few showers. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.

Monday:

Much of Orkney dry with some good spells of sunshine. Still rather cloudy at times across Shetland with isolated showers but some brighter spells too. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Dry for most of Tuesday though rain and wind in the evening. Unsettled on Wednesday and Thursday with some rain at times. Gales likely on Thursday.

Updated at: 1515 on Sun 4 Dec 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.