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Wednesday 28 September

Low High Low High
03:41 09:56 15:53 22:07
0.8 m 2.8 m 1.1 m 2.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SSW 6
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Thursday 29 September

Low High Low High
04:17 10:37 16:26 22:48
0.7 m 2.9 m 1.0 m 3.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain NW 30
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Friday 30 September

Low High Low High
04:50 11:14 16:58 23:25
0.6 m 2.9 m 0.9 m 3.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day WNW 22
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Saturday 1 October

Low High Low
05:21 11:48 17:30
0.6 m 3.0 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WNW 6
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Sunday 2 October

High Low High Low
00:00 05:53 12:19 18:02
3.1 m 0.6 m 3.0 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SSE 9
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Lighter winds with some sunshine and only a few showers during the morning. Then cloudy with rain reaching Orkney early in the afternoon, extending to Shetland by early evening. Winds strengthening later with southwesterly gales developing this evening. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Tonight:

Persistent rain soon giving way to clear intervals and blustery showers, becoming frequent and heavy overnight. A very windy night, southwesterly gales increasing severe gale force later tonight. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Thursday:

A very windy, showery first half of morning. Severe gale force southwesterly winds veering northwesterly later in morning and easing a little during afternoon. Then fewer showers and more sunshine. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunny intervals and scattered showers on Friday and Saturday but strong winds gradually easing down. Sunday will be a dry day with sunny spells.

Updated at: 0453 on Wed 28 Sep 2016


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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.