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St Ninians Isle (Beach)

Tuesday 20 February

Low High Low
05:32 11:44 18:00
0.5 m 1.6 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals WNW 6

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Wednesday 21 February

High Low High Low
00:18 06:12 12:24 18:44
1.5 m 0.5 m 1.5 m 0.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day W 4

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Thursday 22 February

High Low High Low
01:02 06:59 13:14 19:34
1.4 m 0.6 m 1.5 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy S 21

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Friday 23 February

High Low High Low
01:59 07:58 14:19 20:40
1.4 m 0.6 m 1.4 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy SSW 17

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Saturday 24 February

High Low High Low
03:08 09:21 15:39 22:09
1.3 m 0.6 m 1.3 m 0.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast S 20

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Last of overnight rain soon clearing from Shetland. Then it will be mostly dry across the Isles with sunny spells and just an isolated light shower. Light to moderate northwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Any remaining showers will soon clear in the evening with a dry night to follow with long clear spells. Light winds with some patchy frost. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.

Wednesday:

Another dry and bright day across the Isles with plenty of winter sunshine. Winds will remain fairly light. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mostly dry. Some patchy cloud especially across Orkney on Thursday, but as winds turn southeasterly on Saturday, cloud will become confined across the east. Becoming cold and breezy.

Updated at: 0215 on Tue 20 Feb 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.