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Tresta Sands (Beach)

Friday 15 December

Low High Low High
02:16 08:40 14:43 20:59
1.0 m 2.3 m 1.1 m 2.3 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day NNW 23

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Saturday 16 December

Low High Low High
02:56 09:18 15:23 21:39
1.0 m 2.4 m 1.0 m 2.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals NNW 19

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Sunday 17 December

Low High Low High
03:32 09:53 16:00 22:16
0.9 m 2.5 m 0.9 m 2.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain SW 24

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Monday 18 December

Low High Low High
04:07 10:26 16:35 22:51
1.0 m 2.5 m 0.9 m 2.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SW 16

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Tuesday 19 December

Low High Low High
04:40 10:56 17:09 23:25
1.0 m 2.5 m 0.9 m 2.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SW 27

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Frequent showers pushing across the Northern Isles through the day, these of rain through the morning, turning wintry across Shetland early afternoon, then Orkney mid to late afternoon. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Tonight:

A run of frequent wintry showers will continue to be driven across the Isles on the strong north to northwest winds. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.

Saturday:

Wintry showers frequent at first, turning progressively milder, lighter and less frequent from the west through the day, as the strong north to northwest winds ease moderate by late afternoon. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A series of rain bands will cross the area from the west with heaviest outbreaks expected during Sunday. Turning increasingly mild. Winds southwest, generally strong.

Updated at: 0243 on Fri 15 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.