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The Sands of Breckon (Beach)

Tuesday 21 November

Low High Low High
04:05 10:41 16:29 23:10
0.9 m 2.8 m 0.8 m 2.5 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Cloudy E 7

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Wednesday 22 November

Low High Low High
04:36 11:11 17:04 23:46
1.0 m 2.7 m 0.9 m 2.4 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain NE 28

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Thursday 23 November

Low High Low
05:11 11:45 17:43
1.1 m 2.6 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy rain NNW 24

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Friday 24 November

High Low High Low
00:27 05:50 12:24 18:29
2.3 m 1.2 m 2.4 m 1.0 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light shower day WSW 39

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Saturday 25 November

High Low High Low
01:15 06:36 13:12 19:27
2.1 m 1.3 m 2.3 m 1.1 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Heavy shower day W 25

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Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Today:

Shetland will be mostly dry and bright. It will be cloudy over Orkney with some patchy light rain during the morning, the rain turning heavier and more persistent later in the afternoon. Feeling cold in the strengthening easterly winds. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain over Orkney, heavy and persistent at times. The rain will extend in Shetland at times, mainly the south. Strong to gale force east or northeast winds. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Wednesday:

Patchy rain over Orkney will soon die out, then mainly dry, cold and bright. Winds fresh to strong from the northeast. Maximum Temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

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: 0312 on Tue 21 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.