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West Sandwick Beach

Friday 20 October

Low High Low High
04:30 11:06 16:45 23:20
0.4 m 2.5 m 0.5 m 2.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Fog SSE 30

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Saturday 21 October

Low High Low High
05:05 11:38 17:20 23:54
0.4 m 2.5 m 0.5 m 2.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SE 30

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Sunday 22 October

Low High Low
05:38 12:08 17:54
0.5 m 2.4 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy E 15

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Monday 23 October

High Low High Low
00:27 06:12 12:38 18:29
2.4 m 0.6 m 2.4 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 19

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Tuesday 24 October

High Low High Low
01:02 06:42 13:08 19:04
2.3 m 0.7 m 2.3 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SSE 29

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Some clear spells over Orkney at first, but cloudy and rather murky with patchy rain over Shetland and spreading into Orkney for a time. Becoming mostly dry, but cloudy overnight and rain will spread into Orkney later. Strengthening southeasterly winds. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Saturday:

Rain over Orkney will push into Shetland by the afternoon but drier and brighter conditions will follow across Orkney. Strong or gale force southeasterly winds easing a touch over Orkney. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Bright spells and scattered showers on Sunday and lighter winds. Changeable on Monday and Tuesday with rain or showers and brisk southwesterly winds at times

Updated at: 1616 on Fri 20 Oct 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.