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St Ninians Isle (Beach)

Sunday 30 April

Low High Low
06:30 12:59 18:54
0.5 m 1.6 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SE 18
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Monday 1 May

High Low High Low
01:17 07:25 13:57 19:49
1.5 m 0.5 m 1.4 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SE 23
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Tuesday 2 May

High Low High Low
02:13 08:30 14:59 20:56
1.4 m 0.5 m 1.3 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day SE 14
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Wednesday 3 May

High Low High Low
03:14 09:49 16:08 22:20
1.4 m 0.5 m 1.3 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day NE 12
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Thursday 4 May

High Low High Low
04:24 11:11 17:29 23:43
1.3 m 0.5 m 1.2 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals NE 12
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining dry with clear spells tending to increase through the evening and night. Winds staying in the southeast, fresh to strong over Orkney, moderate or fresh for Shetland. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Monday:

A fine dry morning with plenty of sunshine. Cloud increasing across Orkney through the afternoon, bringing a chance of the odd light shower later. Winds fresh to strong southeasterly. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday and Wednesday staying dry with relatively light winds and plenty of sunshine. Cloud tending to increase for Thursday, but again dry with light, now northeast, breezes.

Updated at: 1654 on Sun 30 Apr 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.