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The Sands of Breckon (Beach)

Sunday 23 April

Low High Low High
01:19 07:39 13:42 20:21
0.8 m 2.0 m 0.5 m 2.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain NNE 9
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Monday 24 April

Low High Low High
02:03 08:28 14:25 21:05
0.6 m 2.3 m 0.3 m 2.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light snow shower day NNW 16
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Tuesday 25 April

Low High Low High
02:45 09:14 15:07 21:47
0.5 m 2.5 m 0.2 m 2.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day N 31
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Wednesday 26 April

Low High Low High
03:26 09:59 15:48 22:29
0.3 m 2.8 m 0.1 m 2.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NNW 15
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Thursday 27 April

Low High Low High
04:08 10:44 16:31 23:11
0.2 m 2.9 m 0.1 m 2.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NNW 15
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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

A dull and overcast dry with patchy rain through the morning, turning heavier late afternoon particularly across Shetland. Winds fresh to strong westerly over Orkney, moderate or fresh and cyclonic for Shetland where temperatures will struggle to lift. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

Cloud and rain clearing to showers across Orkney mid-evening, then Shetland towards mid-night. Showers turning wintry towards dawn. Winds cyclonic becoming north to northwest overnight, strong locally gale at first. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.

Monday:

Not spring like at all with cold fresh to strong north to northwest winds pushing frequent wintry showers across the Northern Isles, with lying snow mainly across higher ground. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Wintry showers, strong northerly winds for Tuesday. Turning milder from west Wednesday and Thursday as winds ease, with patchy rain and limited brighter spells. Temperatures recovering towards the seasonal averages.

Updated at: 0517 on Sun 23 Apr 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.