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West Voe Sands (Beach)

Thursday 17 August

Low High Low High
01:09 07:23 13:47 20:05
0.7 m 1.5 m 0.7 m 1.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals S 13

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Friday 18 August

Low High Low High
02:27 08:42 14:58 21:12
0.6 m 1.6 m 0.6 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SE 15

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Saturday 19 August

Low High Low High
03:31 09:52 15:56 22:12
0.5 m 1.6 m 0.6 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NW 14

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Sunday 20 August

Low High Low High
04:25 10:52 16:44 23:06
0.4 m 1.8 m 0.5 m 1.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WNW 17

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Monday 21 August

Low High Low High
05:12 11:42 17:28 23:53
0.3 m 1.8 m 0.5 m 2.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy ENE 11

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Perhaps some early rain across Shetland and a few showers developing for the afternoon, mainly over Orkney. However for the most part it will be quite dry with sunny spells developing. Winds moderate to fresh from the south. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

The few isolated showers dying away early evening with late sunshine for most. Shetland dry overnight, but cloud thickening from the south bringing a chance of patchy rain to Orkney. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

Friday:

Shetland mostly fine, dry and bright for the morning, but periods of occasionally heavy rain pushing across Orkney soon, with patchy outbreaks pushing across Shetland for the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunday generally dry with light winds and good sunny spells. Saturday and Monday however look wet and windy, with showers or longer periods of rain which turn heavy at times.

Updated at: 0430 on Thu 17 Aug 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.