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Whitesands Bay (Beach)

Friday 19 January

High Low High Low
03:55 09:36 16:06 21:59
5.0 m 1.3 m 5.1 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WSW 18

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Saturday 20 January

High Low High Low
04:30 10:11 16:39 22:33
4.9 m 1.3 m 5.0 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day W 12

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Sunday 21 January

High Low High Low
05:06 10:42 17:16 23:06
4.9 m 1.4 m 5.0 m 1.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light snow SSE 13

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Monday 22 January

High Low High Low
05:46 11:09 17:54 23:35
4.8 m 1.5 m 4.9 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 15

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Tuesday 23 January

High Low High
06:27 11:37 18:36
4.7 m 1.7 m 4.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 20

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Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Today:

Snow showers remaining frequent and heavy across the Southwest, western Borders and West Lothian, with occasional snow showers in Edinburgh. Slight to moderate snowfall, heavy over western high ground. Fewer showers along east coast and more sunshine. Maximum Temperature 3 °C.

Tonight:

Still some heavy snow showers especially in the west this evening with further disruption likely. Then showers becoming isolated overnight and the east becoming dry and clear. Severe frost. Minimum Temperature -8 °C.

Saturday:

A few wintry showers at first in west, otherwise a dry bright day with some sunny periods. Severe frost in the evening. Maximum Temperature 2 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain preceded by snow on Sunday, with a thaw later. Brighter with a few showers on Monday. Scattered showers Tuesday with persistent rain possible in west in evening. Continuing thaw,

Updated at: 0232 on Fri 19 Jan 2018


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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.