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St Ninians Isle (Beach)

Friday 24 March

Low High Low High
00:14 06:17 12:44 19:00
0.6 m 1.3 m 0.6 m 1.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain WSW 29
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Saturday 25 March

Low High Low High
01:00 07:04 13:25 19:41
0.6 m 1.4 m 0.5 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WSW 22
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Sunday 26 March

Low High Low High
02:40 08:47 15:03 21:22
0.5 m 1.5 m 0.5 m 1.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast W 11
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Monday 27 March

Low High Low High
03:18 09:28 15:41 22:01
0.5 m 1.6 m 0.4 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 6
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Tuesday 28 March

Low High Low High
03:56 10:08 16:19 22:41
0.5 m 1.7 m 0.4 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SSE 14
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Occasional rain to start the day, but this dying out during the morning with clouds thinning and breaking to give some brighter spells during the afternoon. Fresh or strong southwesterly winds, veering westerly and easing across Shetland during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

Some clear spells at first across Shetland, otherwise mainly cloudy with some light and patchy rain later for Shetland. Moderate or fresh west to southwesterly winds becoming occasionally strong later. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Saturday:

Perhaps some light rain at first across Shetland, otherwise dry but mainly cloudy, although there may be some brightness at times, especially across the south of Orkney. Fresh southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Some light rain at times, mainly across Shetland, otherwise mainly dry and cloudy, although brighter across Orkney on Sunday. Light winds, settling to the southeast and freshening on Monday.

Updated at: 0225 on Fri 24 Mar 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.