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West Voe Sands (Beach)

Sunday 19 February

High Low High Low
04:24 10:33 16:56 23:17
1.4 m 0.8 m 1.3 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WSW 24
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Monday 20 February

High Low High
05:26 12:11 18:15
1.3 m 0.8 m 1.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain WNW 26
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Tuesday 21 February

Low High Low High
00:37 06:49 13:34 19:44
0.8 m 1.3 m 0.8 m 1.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SW 19
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Wednesday 22 February

Low High Low High
01:47 08:02 14:32 20:43
0.8 m 1.4 m 0.7 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day NW 35
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Thursday 23 February

Low High Low High
02:40 08:53 15:15 21:28
0.7 m 1.5 m 0.6 m 1.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy ENE 14
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain this evening, possibly heavy for a time across Shetland. More persistent rain will return later in the night. Strong westerly winds, becoming lighter towards dawn across Shetland. Mild. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Monday:

A cloudy and mild start with some rain. Turning brighter and colder through the morning with blustery showers following. Westerly winds strengthening to gale force in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

An unsettled period with spells of rain followed by drier and brighter interludes. Lighter winds for a time on Tuesday then further gales are possible from Wednesday. Turning colder.

Updated at: 1430 on Sun 19 Feb 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.