The Island of Flatholm lies centrally in the busy shipping lanes where the Bristol Channel meets the Severn estuary. The need for a lighthouse on the island had been discussed for many years by leading shipmasters and by members of the Society of Merchant Venturers of Bristol when, in 1733, John Elbridge, a senior member of the Society, forwarded a petition to Trinity House setting out the dangers to navigation and the general desire for a light on the island. However, Trinity House informed Elbridge that no application had been made to the Crown for a light and at the same time the Corporation took steps to ensure that no light was erected other than in their name.
Flatholm Lighthouse 7 day weather forecast, weather in City of Bristol, Bristol
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (SSE)
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (S)
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 11.9 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 12.6 m/sec (W)
City of Bristol weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
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