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The Sands of Breckon (Beach)

Thursday 23 March

High Low High
05:26 11:51 18:27
1.7 m 0.9 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain WSW 16
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Friday 24 March

Low High Low High
00:09 06:32 12:39 19:15
1.0 m 1.9 m 0.8 m 2.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain W 19
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Saturday 25 March

Low High Low High
00:55 07:19 13:20 19:56
0.8 m 2.1 m 0.6 m 2.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WSW 22
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Sunday 26 March

Low High Low High
02:35 09:02 14:58 21:37
0.7 m 2.4 m 0.4 m 2.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WSW 13
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Monday 27 March

Low High Low High
03:13 09:43 15:36 22:16
0.5 m 2.6 m 0.2 m 2.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast WSW 9
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Any showers will die out to leave a mainly dry night with clear spells leading to a touch of frost. Cloud will thicken over Shetland late in the night with a few showers returning. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.

Thursday:

A dry day across Orkney with some sunshine and light winds. A freshening west to southwest breeze over Shetland with a few showers. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Orkney will stay dry and bright on Friday and Saturday. Shetland will be breezy with patchy rain on Friday, this largely dying out by Saturday. Sunday dry. Turning milder.

Updated at: 1809 on Wed 22 Mar 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.