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West Sandwick Beach

Wednesday 22 November

Low High Low
05:15 11:41 17:43
0.8 m 2.4 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain NE 20

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Thursday 23 November

High Low High Low
00:17 05:51 12:16 18:23
2.2 m 0.9 m 2.3 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain N 19

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Friday 24 November

High Low High Low
00:58 06:30 12:55 19:09
2.1 m 0.9 m 2.2 m 0.8 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals W 34

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Saturday 25 November

High Low High Low
01:47 07:16 13:44 20:05
1.9 m 1.0 m 2.1 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy shower day WNW 24

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Sunday 26 November

High Low High Low
02:44 08:18 14:45 21:17
1.9 m 1.1 m 2.0 m 0.9 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy shower day NNW 27

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

A mostly clouyd day with occasional light rain but some brighter spells could develop across Orkney. East to northeast gales over Shetland at first otherwise fresh to strong and easing down through the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Tonight:

Cloudy with further mainly light rain at times though becoming heavier and more persistent across Orkney later in the night. Strong north to northeast wind. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Thursday:

Cloudy with rain, heavy at times, with strong to gale force northerly winds. Turning clearer with a few showers in the evening. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cold as winds come in from the northwest, strong to gale force at times. Blustery showers, these often wintry with occasional bright or clear spells.

Updated at: 0246 on Wed 22 Nov 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.