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West Voe Sands (Beach)

Tuesday 23 May

Low High Low High
03:27 09:36 15:51 22:14
0.5 m 1.6 m 0.3 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 19
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Wednesday 24 May

Low High Low High
04:15 10:27 16:36 23:01
0.4 m 1.7 m 0.2 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 11
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Thursday 25 May

Low High Low High
04:59 11:16 17:21 23:45
0.3 m 1.9 m 0.2 m 1.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast W 14
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Friday 26 May

Low High Low
05:44 12:07 18:06
0.2 m 1.9 m 0.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 14
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Saturday 27 May

High Low High Low
00:31 06:30 12:59 18:52
1.9 m 0.2 m 1.9 m 0.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast S 17
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Early rain for Shetland with mist slow to clear. Otherwise a dry and bright day for most with some sunshine. Becoming cloudy later in the evening with a little light rain reaching Orkney. Light southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

Cloudy and becoming misty with with patchy fog later tonight. Also a little rain and drizzle but not amounting to much. A very mild night with light westerly winds. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Wednesday:

A grey, misty, damp day with coastal fog patches and only a few brighter interludes in the afternoon. Mild, muggy feel with light southwest winds. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

High pressure will maintain mostly dry, settled conditions. However there will be extensive mist with coastal fog slow to lift. Some brighter warm weather developing, especially over Orkney.

Updated at: 0444 on Tue 23 May 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.