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Birsay Bay

Tuesday 25 April

Low High Low High
03:20 09:26 15:44 21:54
0.6 m 3.0 m 0.3 m 3.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day NNE 36
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Wednesday 26 April

Low High Low High
04:03 10:04 16:29 22:32
0.4 m 3.2 m 0.2 m 3.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain NW 9
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Thursday 27 April

Low High Low High
04:49 10:46 17:14 23:13
0.3 m 3.3 m 0.2 m 3.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NNW 20
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Friday 28 April

Low High Low High
05:35 11:31 17:59 23:57
0.2 m 3.3 m 0.2 m 3.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy ENE 9
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Saturday 29 April

Low High Low
06:21 12:21 18:44
0.3 m 3.2 m 0.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 17
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

A mixture of rain, sleet and occasionally snow showers will continue through this evening and overnight. However, they will turn lighter and increasingly scattered. Strong northerly winds ease to a fresh to moderate breeze, with a touch of frost possible. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.

Wednesday:

Bright with sunny spells and a scattering of showers, these possibly wintry at first over Shetland. However, thickening cloud and patchy rain is expected later. Mainly light northwest winds. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Patchy rain or showers possible on Thursday, but it will be mostly dry with bright spells. The northwesterly winds fresh at times. Mainly dry and bright on Friday and Saturday.

Updated at: 1529 on Tue 25 Apr 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.