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Monday 16 July

Low High Low
06:55 12:52 19:04
0.2 m 3.1 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 7

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Tuesday 17 July

High Low High Low
01:06 07:45 13:48 19:49
3.2 m 0.3 m 2.9 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WNW 4

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Wednesday 18 July

High Low High Low
02:01 08:35 14:45 20:36
3.1 m 0.5 m 2.7 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 9

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Thursday 19 July

High Low High Low
03:00 09:28 15:46 21:29
2.9 m 0.7 m 2.5 m 1.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SW 10

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Friday 20 July

High Low High Low
04:04 10:27 16:52 22:36
2.7 m 0.9 m 2.4 m 1.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast W 13

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

This Evening and Tonight:

Orkney remains mostly dry though rather cloudy with brief bright then clearer spells, Shetland cloudy with further spells of light rain and some mist. Light winds all areas. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Tuesday:

Shetland again mostly cloudy with some rain, though a drier start then rain more likely later. Orkney brighter with some sunny glimpses but a few light showers possible. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Brighter generally on Wednesday with plenty dry conditions, best of any sun over Orkney. Thursday starts fine then clouds over with rain later. Friday catches further rain.

Updated at: 1602 on Mon 16 Jul 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.