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 14.6℃ to 17℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 14.2℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 14.4℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 16℃ to 16.7℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 17℃ to 17.8℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 17.2℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 16.8℃ to 17.2℃ with wind speed 9.4 m/sec (WSW)
City of Bristol weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
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