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West Sandwick Beach

Thursday 23 February

Low High Low High
01:14 07:45 13:50 20:19
0.8 m 1.9 m 0.7 m 1.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light snow shower day NNE 14
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Friday 24 February

Low High Low High
01:57 08:26 14:27 20:58
0.7 m 2.1 m 0.5 m 2.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals NE 6
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Saturday 25 February

Low High Low High
02:37 09:03 15:03 21:36
0.6 m 2.2 m 0.4 m 2.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SSW 24
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Sunday 26 February

Low High Low High
03:14 09:42 15:39 22:14
0.5 m 2.4 m 0.3 m 2.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain S 17
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Monday 27 February

Low High Low High
03:51 10:18 16:16 22:51
0.4 m 2.5 m 0.2 m 2.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSW 19
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

The day will start dry with bright or sunny spells in places. Scattered wintry showers will develop later across Shetland. Isolated wintry showers across Orkney towards the evening. Winds remaining fairly light. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.

Tonight:

A mixture of clear spells and a scattering of showers, with the showers mostly across Shetland and Fair Isle. A rather cold night with frost developing in places. Minimum Temperature -2 °C.

Friday:

Any remaining showers will soon clear away, with a dry and bright day to follow. Thick cloud and rain will arrive later in the evening along with strengthening winds. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A mostly cloudy Saturday with some rain at times. Drier brighter Sunday with a scattering of showers later. Remaining unsettled with scattered showers on Monday.

Updated at: 0210 on Thu 23 Feb 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.