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.
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Flatholm Lighthouse 7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 15.8℃ to 17.3℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (ENE)
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (ENE)
Expect a temp in the range 11.2℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (ENE)
Expect a temp in the range 12.2℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 9.5 m/sec (NE)
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 17.4℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (NE)
Expect a temp in the range 16℃ to 16.3℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 15.7℃ to 16.3℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (WNW)
City of Bristol weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
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