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Portrush, Whiterocks (Beach)

Monday 18 December

Low High Low High
00:28 06:35 12:32 18:52
0.7 m 2.1 m 0.8 m 2.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 12

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Tuesday 19 December

Low High Low High
00:59 07:08 13:08 19:24
0.7 m 2.2 m 0.9 m 1.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 12

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Wednesday 20 December

Low High Low High
01:30 07:41 13:45 19:55
0.7 m 2.2 m 0.9 m 1.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WNW 6

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Thursday 21 December

Low High Low High
02:00 08:15 14:23 20:28
0.7 m 2.1 m 0.9 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 8

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Friday 22 December

Low High Low High
02:31 08:53 15:06 21:05
0.8 m 2.1 m 0.9 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SW 10

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Regional forecast for Northern Ireland

Today:

A chilly start with early fog patches will slowly clear then some bright spells will come through, especially in the east. Becoming largely cloudy across Tyrone and Fermanagh later. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

Areas of mist and low cloud will become extensive overnight. Patchy light rain or drizzle will also develop, mainly across the hills. Minimum Temperature 5 °C.

Tuesday:

Low cloud and mist will lift through the morning but staying largely cloudy with the odd spot of rain. A breezy and very mild day. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Early rain clearing on Wednesday then a lot of dry and bright weather. Light winds with patchy fog and frost overnight. Turning cloudy with some rain on Friday.

Updated at: 0659 on Mon 18 Dec 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.