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West Sandwick Beach

Sunday 17 December

Low High Low High
02:42 09:17 15:10 21:41
0.7 m 2.4 m 0.7 m 2.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain WSW 21

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Monday 18 December

Low High Low High
03:17 09:50 15:45 22:16
0.7 m 2.4 m 0.6 m 2.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SW 17

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Tuesday 19 December

Low High Low High
03:50 10:21 16:19 22:50
0.7 m 2.4 m 0.6 m 2.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SW 23

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Wednesday 20 December

Low High Low High
04:22 10:51 16:52 23:24
0.7 m 2.4 m 0.6 m 2.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 20

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Thursday 21 December

Low High Low High
04:56 11:23 17:27 23:59
0.8 m 2.4 m 0.6 m 2.2 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy W 28

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Rain continuing through the morning, locally turning heavy, then clearing towards early afternoon, as strong winds veer northwest. Thereafter a mixture of sunny spells between occasional showers. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Tonight:

Occasional showers during the early evening, which gradually dwindle through the late evening and overnight with only a few isolated light outbreaks towards dawn. Brisk west to northwest winds easing. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.

Monday:

Mainly dry with some brighter spells at first. Cloud thickening from the west to bring patchy light rain from late morning. Moderate westerly breezes backing to a strong southwesterly later. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Much milder than the week passed. Rather cloudy with some patchy rain Tuesday, then scattered showers and strong to gale westerly winds Wednesday and Thursday.

Updated at: 0249 on Sun 17 Dec 2017


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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.