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Birsay Bay

Saturday 23 February

Low High Low
06:00 12:08 18:37
0.6 m 3.3 m 0.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 22

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Sunday 24 February

High Low High Low
00:39 06:40 12:58 19:20
2.9 m 0.7 m 3.1 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSE 15

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Monday 25 February

High Low High Low
01:28 07:21 13:52 20:06
2.7 m 0.9 m 2.9 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SSE 9

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Tuesday 26 February

High Low High Low
02:24 08:10 14:56 21:03
2.5 m 1.2 m 2.6 m 1.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WSW 21

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Wednesday 27 February

High Low High Low
03:28 09:24 16:15 22:23
2.4 m 1.3 m 2.4 m 1.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy WNW 15

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

A dry and bright morning, perhaps a little hazy sunshine at first. Cloudier in the afternoon with some patchy rain possible for a time, mainly over Shetland. Strong south to southwesterly winds easing later. Mild. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Turning clearer this evening, though there could be one or two showers for a time. Otherwise staying dry and clear overnight. A little colder. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Sunday:

A fine dry day with plenty of sunshine, though high cloud turning this hazy later. Light winds at first then a freshening southerly. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

More mixed on Monday with some patchy rain at times, though Shetland will brighten up. Tuesday and Wednesday look dry and bright with some sunshine.

Updated at: 0241 on Sat 23 Feb 2019


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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.