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Thursday 18 January

High Low High Low
00:04 05:54 12:10 18:22
3.0 m 0.9 m 3.3 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Drizzle WNW 15

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Friday 19 January

High Low High Low
00:38 06:27 12:44 18:56
3.0 m 0.9 m 3.3 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 14

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Saturday 20 January

High Low High Low
01:11 07:00 13:17 19:29
3.0 m 0.9 m 3.3 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy NW 15

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Sunday 21 January

High Low High Low
01:46 07:34 13:52 20:04
2.9 m 1.0 m 3.2 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 28

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Monday 22 January

High Low High Low
02:23 08:09 14:29 20:42
2.9 m 1.0 m 3.1 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 21

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Cold and bright with occasional wintry showers, these mainly of rain sleet or hail, but some snow on high ground and to low levels in any heavier showers. Moderate westerly winds, fresh at times across Orkney. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.

Tonight:

Clear intervals and occasional sleet and snow showers, some heavy with the chance of thunder. Some accumulations even to lower levels but heavier on the hills. Minimum Temperature -2 °C.

Friday:

A bright cold day with occasional sleet and snow showers giving further accumulations especially on high ground. Thunder possible. Moderate, occasionally fresh southwesterly winds, starting southeasterly over Shetland. Maximum Temperature 3 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Early wintry showers on Saturday but becoming dry and bright. Dry much of Sunday but strengthening winds, and some rain in evening. Monday brighter with the odd shower.

Updated at: 0301 on Thu 18 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.