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Birsay Bay

Sunday 25 June

Low High Low High
05:11 11:05 17:29 23:24
0.2 m 3.2 m 0.5 m 3.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain NW 24

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Monday 26 June

Low High Low
06:02 11:56 18:17
0.2 m 3.1 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals N 9

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Tuesday 27 June

High Low High Low
00:12 06:52 12:49 19:03
3.2 m 0.2 m 3.0 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy ESE 16

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Wednesday 28 June

High Low High Low
01:03 07:42 13:44 19:47
3.1 m 0.4 m 2.8 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy E 19

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Thursday 29 June

High Low High Low
01:58 08:32 14:43 20:33
3.0 m 0.5 m 2.6 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NE 22

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Cloudy with further showers in the morning with strong to gale force northwesterly winds. Showers becoming less in number through the afternoon with longer sunny spells as winds slowly become less strong. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

A mixture of clear intervals and passing showers, these most frequent across Shetland. A breezy night with a fresh northwesterly wind. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Monday:

Showers will slowly die away with most parts becoming dry with sunny spells. Still feeling cool but the fresh northerly breeze will ease down. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

It will be mostly dry throughout the outlook period with only a few showers at times. A freshening east or northeasterly breeze will maintain the cool conditions on Wednesday, Thursday.

Updated at: 0415 on Sun 25 Jun 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.