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Thursday 23 March

Low High Low High
00:49 06:43 13:30 19:41
1.4 m 2.3 m 1.2 m 2.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WSW 13
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Friday 24 March

Low High Low High
01:48 07:48 14:17 20:32
1.3 m 2.4 m 1.0 m 2.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 26
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Saturday 25 March

Low High Low High
02:31 08:38 14:56 21:16
1.1 m 2.6 m 0.8 m 2.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WSW 23
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Sunday 26 March

Low High Low High
04:08 10:22 16:32 22:55
0.9 m 2.8 m 0.5 m 2.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 8
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Monday 27 March

Low High Low High
04:44 11:03 17:08 23:35
0.7 m 3.0 m 0.3 m 3.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 11
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

A mainly dry and bright day with some sunshine, the best of this across Orkney, where the winds will be light. More in the way of clouds and a freshening southwesterly breeze Shetland, with perhaps the odd light shower. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Some clear spells during the evening across Orkney, otherwise cloudy overnight with patchy light rain over Shetland, perhaps affecting the north of Orkney later. Strengthening southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Friday:

Mainly cloudy with some patchy light rain, mainly across Shetland, and dying out here later with perhaps some bright or sunny spells to end the day as the winds ease. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rather cloudy with some patchy light rain or drizzle at times, this mainly across Shetland. Brighter for a time on Sunday with some sunshine. Breezy at first.

Updated at: 0252 on Thu 23 Mar 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.