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Dornoch - Burn Mouth (Beach)

Friday 15 December

Low High Low High
04:11 10:20 16:36 22:37
1.2 m 4.0 m 1.3 m 4.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain W 12

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Saturday 16 December

Low High Low High
04:54 11:03 17:19 23:23
1.2 m 4.1 m 1.2 m 4.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 11

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Sunday 17 December

Low High Low
05:33 11:41 17:58
1.1 m 4.2 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day W 18

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Monday 18 December

High Low High Low
00:05 06:11 12:17 18:35
4.2 m 1.1 m 4.3 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 10

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Tuesday 19 December

High Low High Low
00:43 06:45 12:53 19:08
4.2 m 1.1 m 4.3 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 16

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Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers becoming mainly confined to the north and west overnight. Clear spells and winds easing to bring another widespread frost away from windward coasts. Icy patches are still possible. Minimum Temperature -4 °C.

Saturday:

Mostly dry with occasional bright spells, these most widespread towards Inverness and Nairn. A few light scattered showers will feed in on the moderate to fresh northwest breeze. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A series of rain bands will cross the country from the west with heaviest outbreaks expected during Sunday and across the west. Turning increasingly mild, particularly towards Inverness.

Updated at: 1452 on Fri 15 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.