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Marwick

Friday 9 December

High Low High Low
05:14 10:58 17:21 23:37
2.6 m 1.4 m 2.8 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 18
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Saturday 10 December

High Low High
06:19 12:02 18:26
2.8 m 1.2 m 2.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 27
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Sunday 11 December

Low High Low High
00:35 07:11 13:00 19:20
0.8 m 2.9 m 1.0 m 3.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day WNW 26
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Monday 12 December

Low High Low High
01:30 07:54 13:54 20:07
0.7 m 3.1 m 0.8 m 3.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 19
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Tuesday 13 December

Low High Low High
02:21 08:35 14:48 20:51
0.6 m 3.3 m 0.6 m 3.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 19
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

A dull start for Shetland, brightening somewhat during the morning. A short spell of rain early afternoon then becoming dry with clear intervals. Patchy rain over Orkney clearing this morning then mainly dry. Mild, with moderate to fresh southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Tonight:

There will be a mixture of clear spells and a few showers, these mainly affecting Shetland. Fresh south to southwesterly winds, occasionally strong around coasts and in showers. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Saturday:

A brighter day with a mixture of clear or sunny spells and a few showers, these mainly over Shetland. Fresh to strong southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Showers becoming more frequent on Sunday, especially across Orkney where westerly gales are possible. Less windy on Monday, some patchy rain. Tuesday mainly dry, bright, but wind and rain later.

Updated at: 0329 on Fri 9 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.