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West Voe Sands (Beach)

Tuesday 24 January

Low High Low High
02:22 08:40 15:03 21:10
0.7 m 1.6 m 0.7 m 1.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 25
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Wednesday 25 January

Low High Low High
03:06 09:24 15:40 21:53
0.7 m 1.6 m 0.6 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SSW 33
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Thursday 26 January

Low High Low High
03:44 10:02 16:13 22:31
0.7 m 1.7 m 0.6 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals S 32
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Friday 27 January

Low High Low High
04:19 10:37 16:47 23:09
0.6 m 1.8 m 0.5 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 28
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Saturday 28 January

Low High Low High
04:53 11:13 17:20 23:45
0.6 m 1.9 m 0.4 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SSW 21
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Cloudy with light rain at first then dry with some bright spells developing, perhaps even some sunshine the best chance of this across Orkney. A windy day with fresh to strong south to southwesterly winds. A milder day. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

A dry evening and night with patchy cloud and some clear spells. The fresh to strong southerly breeze will continue so it will remain mild. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Wednesday:

A dry and bright day with some sunshine at times, though high cloud could make this rather hazy. Strong southerly winds, this increasing gale force at times across Shetland. Mild. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday will be dry and sunny, but colder, with strong to gale southerly winds. Friday cloudier but mainly dry and bright, less windy too. Saturday bright with scattered showers.

Updated at: 0233 on Tue 24 Jan 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.