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St Ninians Isle (Beach)

Saturday 25 February

Low High Low High
02:08 08:17 14:33 20:50
0.6 m 1.6 m 0.5 m 1.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day W 27
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Sunday 26 February

Low High Low High
02:44 08:56 15:08 21:29
0.5 m 1.6 m 0.5 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain S 25
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Monday 27 February

Low High Low High
03:20 09:33 15:44 22:06
0.5 m 1.7 m 0.5 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 24
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Tuesday 28 February

Low High Low High
03:56 10:11 16:22 22:44
0.5 m 1.7 m 0.4 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain NE 17
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Wednesday 1 March

Low High Low High
04:35 10:50 17:02 23:23
0.5 m 1.7 m 0.4 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain NW 12
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain during the morning with strong to gale force southerly winds. Becoming drier and brighter through the afternoon with gales veering westerly then easing later. A mild start but turning colder later. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

Mostly dry with some clearer spells, however a few showers developing after midnight. A colder night with a slight risk of frost. Mostly light winds initially but strengthening by dawn. Minimum Temperature 2 °C.

Sunday:

A mostly dry and bright start but cloud, rain and strengthening winds into Orkney mid-morning, spreading to Shetland during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Becoming colder and quite changeable into next week with bright spells and some wintry showers, with a risk of more prolonged rain and hill snow during Tuesday. Windy on Monday.

Updated at: 0245 on Sat 25 Feb 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.