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Birsay Bay

Wednesday 23 August

Low High Low High
05:28 11:22 17:36 23:35
0.2 m 3.1 m 0.6 m 3.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 22

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Thursday 24 August

Low High Low
06:09 12:04 18:15
0.3 m 3.1 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 11

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Friday 25 August

High Low High Low
00:15 06:48 12:45 18:51
3.3 m 0.4 m 3.0 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy ESE 10

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Saturday 26 August

High Low High Low
00:58 07:23 13:25 19:26
3.1 m 0.6 m 2.8 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSE 12

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Sunday 27 August

High Low High Low
01:41 07:58 14:08 20:01
2.9 m 0.8 m 2.6 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSW 12

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, these mainly across Orkney where they may be occasionally heavy. Shetland seeing the best of the dry weather. Brisk southeasterly winds, strong at times across Orkney. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

A cloudy evening and night with outbreaks of rain across Orkney becoming persistent and occasionally heavy, this rain extending north into Shetland. Fresh to strong southeasterly wind. Minimum Temperature 13 °C.

Thursday:

Cloudy with rain, this persistent and occasionally heavy across Shetland. Chance of some drier spells across Orkney. Fresh easterly winds across Shetland, light over Orkney. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain over Shetland dying out early Friday. Otherwise remaining unsettled with the chance of showers.

Updated at: 0402 on Wed 23 Aug 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.