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Thurso (Beach)

Saturday 20 January

Low High Low High
04:16 10:19 16:45 22:47
1.6 m 5.0 m 1.2 m 4.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light snow W 9

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Sunday 21 January

Low High Low High
04:50 10:53 17:20 23:24
1.6 m 4.9 m 1.3 m 4.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SE 13

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Monday 22 January

Low High Low
05:24 11:30 17:57
1.8 m 4.8 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 16

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Tuesday 23 January

High Low High Low
00:07 06:03 12:15 18:39
4.3 m 1.9 m 4.6 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 10

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Wednesday 24 January

High Low High Low
00:59 06:50 13:12 19:32
4.2 m 2.1 m 4.5 m 1.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 17

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Regional forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Today:

Further wintry showers, quite frequent during morning, particularly across over Western Isles and coasts and north of Black Isles, then turner lighter and less frequent through afternoon. Winds turning northerly and freshening a touch around coasts for the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 3 °C.

Tonight:

Scattered wintry showers across far northeast, but most dry and increasingly frosty during evening. Turning cloudy overnight with band snow, rain spreading to southern end of Great Glen towards dawn. Minimum Temperature -6 °C.

Sunday:

Broad band of snow, rain spreading from southwest, stretching over the whole area by mid-afternoon, with snow level lifting gradually as southeast winds strengthen. Rain clearing to showers overnight. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

A marked change from the previous week with winds now from the southwest, bringing milder weather, a general thaw, strong winds and occasional rain, with outbreaks heaviest across west.

Updated at: 0247 on Sat 20 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.