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Birsay Bay

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
Heavy rain WNW 31
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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 SSW 13
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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 SE 16
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Wednesday 14 December

Low High Low High
03:11 09:15 15:41 21:38
0.6 m 3.4 m 0.5 m 3.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 24
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Thursday 15 December

Low High Low High
04:01 09:58 16:32 22:25
0.6 m 3.4 m 0.4 m 3.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 26
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers will become more frequent and prolonged later this evening and tonight. Strong to gale force westerly winds developing across Orkney later in the night, while winds ease over Shetland. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Sunday:

Frequent showers at, first, soon brightening up across Shetland, and then Orkney becoming brighter and less windy by the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday mild and breezy, a lot of dry weather though some patchy rain. Tuesday dry with some sunshine at times, then Wednesday windy with some rain.

Updated at: 1531 on Sat 10 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.