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Birsay Bay

Thursday 27 July

Low High Low
07:18 13:18 19:20
0.3 m 2.9 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day S 16

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Friday 28 July

High Low High Low
01:30 08:00 14:06 19:59
3.1 m 0.5 m 2.7 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day SSE 13

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Saturday 29 July

High Low High Low
02:20 08:42 14:58 20:40
2.9 m 0.8 m 2.5 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day SSW 10

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Sunday 30 July

High Low High Low
03:14 09:27 15:53 21:28
2.7 m 1.0 m 2.4 m 1.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day ESE 9

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Monday 31 July

High Low High Low
04:15 10:23 16:56 22:38
2.5 m 1.1 m 2.3 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day SE 8

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

A sunny evening with any showers dying away. Mainly dry with clear spells overnight but a few light showers may affect Orkney later. Moderate southerly winds backing southeasterly this evening. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

Friday:

Most places staying dry with bright or sunny spells and just isolated showers. Feeling quite warm in the sunshine but cooler near near eastern coasts in a moderate southeasterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mainly dry throughout the period, with just the odd isolated shower possible, and plenty of sunny spells. Moderate south or southeasterly winds.

Updated at: 1601 on Thu 27 Jul 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.