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Tresta Sands (Beach)

Tuesday 21 February

High Low High
06:22 12:56 19:15
1.8 m 1.2 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SSW 22
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Wednesday 22 February

Low High Low High
01:09 07:33 13:56 20:13
1.2 m 1.9 m 1.1 m 1.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy shower day NW 27
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Thursday 23 February

Low High Low High
02:04 08:23 14:40 20:56
1.1 m 2.0 m 0.9 m 2.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light snow NE 17
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Friday 24 February

Low High Low High
02:47 09:03 15:17 21:34
1.0 m 2.2 m 0.8 m 2.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast N 14
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Saturday 25 February

Low High Low High
03:27 09:39 15:53 22:11
0.8 m 2.3 m 0.6 m 2.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SE 35
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Persistent rain giving way to drier, clearer conditions and scattered showers across both Orkney and Shetland, turning more frequent later with a risk of hail. Becoming very windy with westerly gales increasing to severe gale force later tonight. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Wednesday:

A rather cloudy, showery and very windy morning with northwesterly gales, occasionally severe at first. Showers becoming fewer during the afternoon with drier, brighter weather and winds gradually easing down. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Lighter winds on Thursday and Friday and cold with a few wintry showers. Heavy rain preceded by sleet on Saturday morning along with southeasterly gales. Drier, clearer, less windy later.

Updated at: 1521 on Tue 21 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.