Quite a drop in temperature in my list of Capitals, with a mean max of 18.9C a 24hr drop of 4.5C as many more countries join the bandwagon and come out in sympathy again for the UK
A few shocks for a couple of stations, for example Hungary`s Capital Budapest went from a max of 31.4C on the 12th to just 16.1C on the 13th, and Croatian Capital Zagreb went from 29.4C to 13.5C, and also Czech Republic`s Prague from 20.4C to just 9.2C.
Athens had its first rain, 2mm from a thunderstorm, in 25 days.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Coordinates: 57.6045°N 5.3033°W
|Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Loch Iù|
Kinlochewe shown within the Ross and Cromarty area
|OS grid reference||NH027619|
|Lieutenancy area||Ross and Cromarty|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Highlands and Islands|
|UK Parliament||Ross, Skye and Lochaber|
|Scottish Parliament||Ross, Skye and Inverness West|
|List of places: UK • Scotland •|
Kinlochewe has a couple of shops, a hotel and bunkhouse, mountain chalets, several bed and breakfasts, a post office (with internet café), and one of very few petrol filling stations for many miles in any direction.
Buses connect the village with Gairloch, Lochcarron and the railhead at Achnasheen, with a small number running through to Inverness.
The village contains two churches, Kinlochewe Free Church, built in 1873, and the Church of Scotland.
To the north of the village, by the car park, is a First World War (1914–18) memorial. Two sergeants from the Seaforth Highlanders are remembered. Both were awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, and both later died of their wounds. Others from Canada and New Zealand are also remembered.
The village is at the south-east corner of the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, centred around the mountain of that name, which includes some surviving areas of natural forest, the majority of which was cut down from the 16th century onwards for iron smelting which was the major industry in the area. A short but steep woodland trail runs through pine forest on the lower slopes of the reserve, giving fine views over Loch Maree and the mountain of Slioch on the other side of the loch. A longer, rougher mountain trail climbs further up the slopes of Beinn Eighe.
Liathach seen from Beinn Eighe. With the Munro “Top“ of Stuc a' Choire Dhuibh Bhig (915 metres) in the foreground and the two Munro summits in the background. Slioch seen from the shores of Loch Maree The area is well known for its spectacular mountain scenery, especially the Torridon Hills which includes such peaks as Beinn Eighe and Liathach. Although many peaks in the North-west highlands exhibit Torridon geology, the Torridon hills are generally considered only to be those in the Torridon Forest to the north of Glen Torridon. Specifically, these are:
British Isles, surpassed in grandeur probably only by the Cuillins of Skye. The landscape around the village is dominated by the Torridonian sandstone, a Precambrian and very old rock formation. Each of the Torridon Hills sits very much apart from each other, and they are often likened to castles. They have steep terraced sides, and broken summit crests, riven into many pinnacles. There are many steep gullies running down the terraced sides. The summit ridges provide excellent scrambling, and are popular with hill walkers and mountaineers. However, like many ridge routes, there are few escape points, so once committed, the scrambler or hillwalker must complete the entire ridge before descent.
In 2005 and 2006, the narrow, winding A832 road that snakes into the valley and the village from Glen Docherty in the south-east, was widened and improved for easier access.
As with the rest of the British Isles and Scotland, Kinlochewe experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters.
The weather station holds the rather dubious accolade of averaging the lowest annual level of sunshine for any low level site in the British Isles, at just over 890 hours a year. Admittedly some of this may be due to the relief of the surrounding area rather than cloud cover obscuring the sun, but nonetheless, the western highlands are typically the cloudiest part of the country, in general not receiving much more than 1100 hours a year. Rainfall, at over 2250mm a year is high, particularly for such a low level site. Temperature extremes since 1960 have ranged from −14.4 °C (6.1 °F) in February 1960, to 31.1 °C (88.0 °F) during July 2006. The lowest temperature to be recorded in recent years was −11 °C (12.2 °F) during December 2010.
|[hide]Climate data for Kinlochewe, 25m asl 1971-2000, Extremes 1960-|
|Record high °C (°F)||16.0 |
|Average high °C (°F)||6.7 |
|Average low °C (°F)||0.6 |
|Record low °C (°F)||−12.3 |
|Precipitation mm (inches)||283.5 |
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||18.0||46.0||64.2||101.1||147.3||124.5||112.8||108.8||81.6||52.4||23.7||14.0||894.3|
|Source no. 1: Met Office|
|Source no. 2: Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute|