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Whitesands Bay (Beach)

Saturday 16 December

High Low High Low
01:12 07:08 13:30 19:26
4.8 m 1.5 m 4.9 m 1.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WSW 14

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Sunday 17 December

High Low High Low
01:53 07:41 14:06 20:01
4.9 m 1.4 m 5.0 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 20

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Monday 18 December

High Low High Low
02:29 08:11 14:41 20:35
5.0 m 1.3 m 5.0 m 1.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 8

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Tuesday 19 December

High Low High Low
03:05 08:43 15:14 21:07
5.0 m 1.3 m 5.1 m 1.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 15

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Wednesday 20 December

High Low High Low
03:39 09:15 15:47 21:37
5.0 m 1.4 m 5.0 m 1.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 10

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Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Today:

Some early icy patches. Occasional showers of rain and hill snow early to mid-morning across dumfries and Galloway. Otherwise it will be a largely dry and bright day. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.

Tonight:

Mainly dry for the evening with clear spells bringing further ice. Cloud thickening from the west overnight with rain expected towards dawn, as winds back to the south and strengthen. Minimum Temperature -3 °C.

Sunday:

Broad band of rain at first, locally heavy in far west. Rain clearing east around mid-day, with dry and bright conditions following for afternoon, as the fresh winds veer northwest. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Much milder than the week passed. West rather cloudy with some patchy rain. Central and east mainly dry, occasionally bright.

Updated at: 0321 on Sat 16 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.