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The Sands of Breckon (Beach)

Saturday 21 January

High Low High Low
03:45 09:47 16:13 22:22
1.9 m 1.3 m 1.9 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SSW 23
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Sunday 22 January

High Low High Low
04:56 11:11 17:30 23:28
1.9 m 1.2 m 1.9 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 12
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Monday 23 January

High Low High
06:05 12:18 18:36
2.0 m 1.1 m 2.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 10
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Tuesday 24 January

Low High Low High
00:24 06:59 13:06 19:29
1.1 m 2.2 m 1.0 m 2.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 23
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Wednesday 25 January

Low High Low High
01:09 07:43 13:44 20:12
1.0 m 2.3 m 0.9 m 2.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SSW 29
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy at first across Shetland then clearer skies already affecting Orkney will spread north to reach Shetland during the evening. A colder night, especially over Orkney where there will be a frost. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.

Sunday:

Mostly dry with some bright spells, the best of these in the morning. Cloud then likely to thicken with the chance of some patchy rain in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Variable cloud, bright intervals and occasional spells of mostly light rain. Turning windier on Tuesday, risk of southwesterly gales by Wednesday.

Updated at: 1518 on Sat 21 Jan 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.