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West Voe Sands (Beach)

Tuesday 27 September

Low High Low High
03:17 09:40 15:36 21:49
0.6 m 1.6 m 0.7 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SW 33
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Wednesday 28 September

Low High Low High
04:04 10:27 16:19 22:37
0.5 m 1.7 m 0.7 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WNW 12
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Thursday 29 September

Low High Low High
04:42 11:07 16:55 23:16
0.5 m 1.8 m 0.6 m 1.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain W 17
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Friday 30 September

Low High Low High
05:16 11:42 17:28 23:53
0.4 m 1.8 m 0.5 m 1.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day W 24
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Saturday 1 October

Low High Low
05:49 12:15 18:00
0.4 m 1.9 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 14
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

A dry start but cloud soon thickening with a band of quite heavy rain moving through, followed by brighter weather with blustery showers later. Strong southeasterlies, then swinging southwesterly and increasing gale force, perhaps severe gale later. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

Frequent blustery showers and gale force winds this evening and early tonight, then winds moderating and showers becoming more scattered later in the night. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Wednesday:

Lighter winds and mainly dry with some sunshine and a few showers, then rain reaching Orkney by mid afternoon spreading to Shetland later. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showery on Thursday with northwesterly gales for a time possibly severe. Staying bright with showers on Friday and Saturday with winds gradually easing.

Updated at: 0428 on Tue 27 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.