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St Ninians Isle (Beach)

Friday 20 January

High Low High Low
02:32 08:33 14:51 21:20
1.3 m 0.6 m 1.4 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 19
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Saturday 21 January

High Low High Low
03:30 09:52 15:58 22:27
1.3 m 0.7 m 1.3 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SSW 15
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Sunday 22 January

High Low High Low
04:41 11:16 17:15 23:33
1.3 m 0.7 m 1.3 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 10
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Monday 23 January

High Low High
05:50 12:23 18:21
1.3 m 0.6 m 1.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 12
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Tuesday 24 January

Low High Low High
00:29 06:44 13:11 19:14
0.6 m 1.4 m 0.6 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 24
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Most places dry and cloudy although some brightness breaking through. The odd spot of rain over Shetland during the morning. Fresh southwesterly winds and still relatively mild for the time of year. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

Remaining cloudy and mild across Shetland for much of the night, however Orkney seeing some clearer spells during the evening and it turning a little colder here. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Saturday:

Orkney seeing bright or sunny spells developing but remaining mostly cloudy across Shetland. Southwesterly winds freshening slightly and not quite as mild as recent days. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mostly dry with variable cloud and some bright spells, although some light rain later Sunday and early Monday. Then turning breezier on Tuesday with thicker cloud and some light rain.

Updated at: 0248 on Fri 20 Jan 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.