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West Sandwick Beach

Wednesday 20 September

Low High Low High
04:17 10:57 16:30 23:07
0.2 m 2.4 m 0.5 m 2.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 13

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Thursday 21 September

Low High Low High
04:57 11:35 17:09 23:45
0.2 m 2.4 m 0.5 m 2.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain WSW 11

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Friday 22 September

Low High Low
05:34 12:08 17:46
0.3 m 2.4 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 10

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Saturday 23 September

High Low High Low
00:21 06:10 12:41 18:22
2.5 m 0.4 m 2.3 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 25

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Sunday 24 September

High Low High Low
00:56 06:46 13:14 18:58
2.4 m 0.5 m 2.3 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 21

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Bright spells possible at first over Orkney. Otherwise it will stay cloudy with further rain at times, mainly light in the evening but some heavier bursts overnight. Variable winds will be light to moderate but stronger southeasterlies reaching eastern Shetland. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Thursday:

A cloudy day with some outbreaks of rain, some on the heavy side, and misty for a time over Shetland. Mainly northwest winds for Orkney, strengthening southeasterlies over Shetland. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Some sunshine on Friday but cloudier later with some rain towards evening. Saturday mostly dry but strong to gale southerly winds. Rain overnight clearing east on Sunday.

Updated at: 1530 on Wed 20 Sep 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.