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Tresta Sands (Beach)

Thursday 24 August

Low High Low
06:52 13:13 19:03
0.3 m 2.5 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain ENE 14

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Friday 25 August

High Low High Low
01:24 07:32 13:52 19:42
2.6 m 0.4 m 2.4 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals ENE 6

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Saturday 26 August

High Low High Low
02:03 08:12 14:30 20:21
2.5 m 0.6 m 2.2 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain E 12

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Sunday 27 August

High Low High Low
02:44 08:51 15:09 21:00
2.4 m 0.8 m 2.1 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 13

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Monday 28 August

High Low High Low
03:27 09:31 15:52 21:47
2.2 m 1.0 m 2.0 m 1.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSW 15

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Both Orkney and Shetland mild and cloudy with prolonged rain, some heavy bursts. Across Shetland winds will be moderate or fresh Easterly, whilst winds fall light Westerly over Orkney. Orkney will turn misty with some patchy fog possible. Minimum Temperature 13 °C.

Thursday:

Generally dull, misty and rainy, the rain most persistent and heavier over Shetland, but Orkney becomes drier later. Across Shetland moderate East then Northeasterly winds, across Orkney light Westerly winds. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday becomes much drier and cloud thins to allow brighter spells. Saturday rather cloudy with showers, some prolonged. Sunday stays unsettled with showers but some longer dry bright spells.

Updated at: 1543 on Wed 23 Aug 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.