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West Voe Sands (Beach)

Wednesday 26 April

Low High Low
05:21 11:39 17:43
0.3 m 1.9 m 0.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain WNW 14
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Thursday 27 April

High Low High Low
00:09 06:02 12:24 18:25
1.9 m 0.2 m 1.9 m 0.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NNE 21
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Friday 28 April

High Low High Low
00:51 06:45 13:11 19:09
1.9 m 0.2 m 1.9 m 0.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals NE 9
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Saturday 29 April

High Low High Low
01:35 07:30 14:00 19:53
1.9 m 0.2 m 1.9 m 0.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 18
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Sunday 30 April

High Low High Low
02:21 08:18 14:54 20:42
1.8 m 0.2 m 1.8 m 0.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 20
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Bright with sunny spells and just a few light showers, these possibly wintry at first over Shetland. It will become rather cloudy this afternoon and evening with rain spreading in, heavier over Shetland. Feeling less cold with lighter northwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy with patchy light rain tending to die out later in the night. A milder night with fresh northwesterly winds becoming strong later. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Thursday:

Rather cloudy start with still a few showers. Dry weather with sunny spells developing over Shetland during morning will extend to Orkney in the afternoon. Strong northwesterly winds easing down. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

A mainly dry and bright few days with some sunshine. Lighter winds on Friday and Saturday then a strengthening southeasterly wind on Sunday.

Updated at: 0431 on Wed 26 Apr 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.