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St Ninians Isle (Beach)

Monday 22 May

High Low High
06:44 13:11 19:29
1.4 m 0.5 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SE 17
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Tuesday 23 May

Low High Low High
01:35 07:40 13:59 20:18
0.5 m 1.5 m 0.5 m 1.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 17
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Wednesday 24 May

Low High Low High
02:23 08:31 14:45 21:05
0.5 m 1.6 m 0.5 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WSW 13
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Thursday 25 May

Low High Low High
03:08 09:21 15:31 21:50
0.5 m 1.6 m 0.4 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast W 14
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Friday 26 May

Low High Low High
03:54 10:12 16:17 22:36
0.4 m 1.7 m 0.4 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 14
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Band of showery, locally heavier and perhaps thundery, rain spreading from south this evening. Dry, clearer conditions reaching Orkney overnight, with rain becomes confined to Shetland by dawn. A mild night with winds veering southwest in the clearance over Orkney. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Tuesday:

Early rain for Shetland, otherwise a dry and bright day for most with some sunshine. Becoming cloudy during the evening with a little light rain reaching Orkney. Light southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

A quiet few days with high pressure keeping mostly dry, settled conditions. It will be rather cloudy at times with overnight mist and low cloud slow to clear by day.

Updated at: 1542 on Mon 22 May 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.