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West Voe Sands (Beach)

Monday 23 October

High Low High Low
01:37 07:27 13:48 19:43
1.9 m 0.6 m 1.9 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SSE 27

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Tuesday 24 October

High Low High Low
02:12 07:56 14:18 20:17
1.8 m 0.7 m 1.8 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain S 26

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Wednesday 25 October

High Low High Low
02:48 08:30 14:53 20:57
1.7 m 0.8 m 1.7 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain WSW 24

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Thursday 26 October

High Low High Low
03:33 09:10 15:36 21:49
1.6 m 0.8 m 1.6 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day WNW 21

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Friday 27 October

High Low High Low
04:25 10:04 16:30 23:09
1.5 m 0.9 m 1.5 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WNW 23

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain will gradually clear from Shetland with a drier evening and night following, with only a few heavy showers possible. Mostly dry across Orkney with clear spells and a few showers. Breezy. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Tuesday:

A mostly dry and bright start, but cloud and rain will arrive in Orkney by mid-morning, this spreading to all later. Drier brighter conditions expected later in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining rather changeable throughout the outlook period with some brightness and scattered showers. Strong south or southwesterly winds at times.

Updated at: 1507 on Mon 23 Oct 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.