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St Ninians Isle (Beach)

Tuesday 17 October

Low High Low High
02:07 08:29 14:24 20:38
0.5 m 1.6 m 0.6 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain NNE 29

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Wednesday 18 October

Low High Low High
02:47 09:10 15:02 21:21
0.5 m 1.6 m 0.6 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals ENE 11

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Thursday 19 October

Low High Low High
03:24 09:47 15:39 21:59
0.5 m 1.7 m 0.5 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain ESE 27

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Friday 20 October

Low High Low High
03:59 10:21 16:14 22:35
0.5 m 1.7 m 0.5 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain ESE 28

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Saturday 21 October

Low High Low High
04:33 10:53 16:48 23:09
0.5 m 1.7 m 0.5 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain ESE 29

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Cloudy morning with outbreaks of rain, heavier at first, dying out by afternoon. Then dry with sunny intervals developing. Strong to gale force northerly winds this morning gradually easing down this afternoon. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Tonight:

It will be a dry night across the Isles with clear periods. Winds will become light and it will turn into a much colder night than of late. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Wednesday:

A much quieter day. All parts staying dry with clouds breaking to give some sunshine and winds staying light. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

A changeable few days with mostly cloudy conditions and outbreaks of rain. Strong southeasterly winds on Thursday then lighter winds on Friday, strengthening again during Saturday.

Updated at: 0423 on Tue 17 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.