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Friday 22 September

High Low High Low
01:14 07:20 13:38 19:27
3.6 m 0.4 m 3.3 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SSE 18

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Saturday 23 September

High Low High Low
01:51 07:54 14:11 20:02
3.5 m 0.5 m 3.2 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SSE 25

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Sunday 24 September

High Low High Low
02:27 08:27 14:45 20:35
3.3 m 0.7 m 3.1 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 23

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Monday 25 September

High Low High Low
03:03 09:00 15:19 21:09
3.1 m 0.9 m 2.9 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 19

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Tuesday 26 September

High Low High Low
03:41 09:34 15:56 21:49
2.9 m 1.1 m 2.8 m 1.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 21

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy over Orkney through the evening with a few spots of rain possible, then dry through the early hours with clear spells over Shetland developing more widely. Breezy with occasionally strong southeasterly winds. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Saturday:

Rather cloudy across southern Shetland and at times across eastern Orkney, otherwise a bright day with some sunny spells. Breezy though with strong southeasterly winds. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Generally rather cloudy with outbreaks of mostly light rain or drizzle. Best of any bright or sunny spells likely on Sunday morning. The mainly southeasterly breeze will be occasionally strong.

Updated at: 1421 on Fri 22 Sep 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.