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Birsay Bay

Thursday 21 September

Low High Low High
05:02 10:58 17:11 23:10
0.3 m 3.1 m 0.7 m 3.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NW 9

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Friday 22 September

Low High Low High
05:39 11:35 17:47 23:48
0.4 m 3.1 m 0.7 m 3.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 17

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Saturday 23 September

Low High Low
06:15 12:09 18:23
0.5 m 3.0 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SSE 24

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Sunday 24 September

High Low High Low
00:26 06:48 12:46 18:56
3.1 m 0.7 m 2.9 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 20

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Monday 25 September

High Low High Low
01:05 07:20 13:23 19:29
2.9 m 0.9 m 2.8 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SSE 19

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining cloudy this evening with outbreaks of rain across Shetland. Drier conditions over Orkney and clearing skies later this evening will extend to Shetland through the early hours. Mainly light winds. Minimum Temperature 5 °C.

Friday:

A bright morning with some good spells of sunshine developing. However cloud looks set to increase during the afternoon, bring rain to Orkney, reaching Shetland in the evening. Freshening southerlies. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mainly dry and, especially across Orkney, bright on Saturday with strong southerly winds. Sunday and Monday look generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain and strong southerly or southeasterly winds.

Updated at: 1629 on Thu 21 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.