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St Ninians Isle (Beach)

Saturday 24 September

High Low High Low
03:47 10:04 16:16 23:00
1.4 m 0.6 m 1.4 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 34
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Sunday 25 September

High Low High
05:09 11:37 17:37
1.4 m 0.6 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 22
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Monday 26 September

Low High Low High
00:22 06:39 12:50 18:54
0.6 m 1.4 m 0.6 m 1.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SSW 16
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Tuesday 27 September

Low High Low High
01:24 07:44 13:44 19:53
0.6 m 1.4 m 0.6 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain S 20
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Wednesday 28 September

Low High Low High
02:12 08:31 14:27 20:41
0.5 m 1.5 m 0.6 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 22
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

A drier spell this evening but rain returning from the south later this evening, lasting into the early hours. Becoming drier later in the night with some clearer spells pushing into Orkney. Fresh to strong southerly winds. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Sunday:

Any cloud and patchy rain over Shetland soon clearing, then a mainly dry and bright day with some sunny spells. A few showers developing in the afternoon. Quite breezy. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday bright with some sunshine and scattered showers. Very unsettled towards midweek with rain at times and a risk of severe gales.

Updated at: 1557 on Sat 24 Sep 2016


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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.