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Birsay Bay

Friday 24 February

Low High Low High
02:00 08:08 14:30 20:34
1.1 m 2.7 m 0.8 m 2.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSE 8
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Saturday 25 February

Low High Low High
02:39 08:41 15:07 21:07
0.9 m 2.9 m 0.7 m 2.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day W 31
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Sunday 26 February

Low High Low High
03:17 09:15 15:46 21:42
0.7 m 3.1 m 0.5 m 3.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain S 23
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Monday 27 February

Low High Low High
03:55 09:50 16:23 22:20
0.6 m 3.2 m 0.3 m 3.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 22
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Tuesday 28 February

Low High Low High
04:34 10:29 17:02 23:00
0.5 m 3.3 m 0.3 m 3.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day E 16
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry start to the evening, but rain soon reaching Orkney will spread up to Shetland by late evening. Southeasterly winds will also strengthen to gale force. Staying wet over Shetland overnight, the rain turning patchier in Orkney. Becoming milder. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.

Saturday:

Cloudy with rain in the morning with strong to gale southerly winds. Becoming brighter in the afternoon, gales veering westerly and easing later. A mild start but turning colder later. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday changeable with some showery rain and brighter spells and a bit colder too. Then colder on Monday and Tuesday with showers, some wintry.

Updated at: 1518 on Fri 24 Feb 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.