Point of Ayre Lighthouse, Ayre, Isle of Man
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    Point of Ayre Lighthouse Information

    The Point of Ayre Lighthouse is an active 19th-century lighthouse that was first lit in 1818, making it the oldest operational lighthouse on the island.

    The lighthouse is located at the Point of Ayre at the north-eastern end of the Isle of Man and was designed and built by Robert Stevenson, grandfather of prolific writer and novelist Robert Louis Stevenson.

    The point has shingle and gravel deposited by the strong currents, this changing landscape forced a smaller light commonly referred to as a ‘winkie’ had to be built 750 feet (230 m) to the seaward side of the main tower in 1899. This was then repositioned a further 250 feet (76 m) in the same direction and for the same reasons in 1950. The ‘winkie’ light was discontinued on 7 April 2010.

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    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain on Saturday through next Thursday, with high temperatures rising to 11°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Windy and overcast throughout the day.
     
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       0%  98%   33 mph
      8:32 am    3:53 pm
    Friday, Dec 14th
     Windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       20%  66%   27 mph
      8:33 am    3:53 pm

    Saturday, Dec 15th
     Windy throughout the day and rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.
     
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       96%  99%   37 mph
      8:34 am    3:53 pm
    Sunday, Dec 16th
     Windy until afternoon and foggy starting in the evening.
     
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    9
       79%  81%   17 mph
      8:34 am    3:54 pm

    Monday, Dec 17th
     Windy starting in the afternoon and light rain overnight.
     
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       76%  68%   20 mph
      8:35 am    3:54 pm
    Tuesday, Dec 18th
     Dangerously windy in the morning and rain until afternoon, starting again overnight.
     
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       97%  100%   26 mph
      8:36 am    3:54 pm

    Wednesday, Dec 19th
     Windy until evening and light rain starting in the evening.
     
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    10
       91%  98%   24 mph
      8:37 am    3:54 pm
    Thursday, Dec 20th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       77%  78%   6 mph
      8:37 am    3:55 pm

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