Bishop Rock Lighthouse stands on a rock ledge 46m long by 16m wide, 4 miles west of the Scilly Isles. The rocks rise sheer from a depth of 45m and are exposed to the full force of the Atlantic Ocean making this one of the most hazardous and difficult sites for the building of a lighthouse.
The rocks around the Scilly Isles caused the wreck of many ships over the years including the loss of Sir Cloudesley Shovel’s squadron of the British Fleet in 1707 in which 2,000 men died. The Elder Brethren of Trinity House decided that the lighting of the Scilly Isles, which at that time consisted of only the old lighthouse at St. Agnes, was inadequate, and resolved to build a lighthouse on the most westerly danger, the Bishop Rock.
Our weather forecast for Isles of Scilly in Cornwall
Today (Monday, Mar 01)
Expect a temperature in the range 9.2℃ to 9.6℃ with a wind speed 10.6 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Mar 02
Expect a temperature in the range 9.7℃ to 10℃ with a wind speed 9.6 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Mar 03
Expect a temperature in the range 10.3℃ to 10.4℃ with a wind speed 6.3 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Mar 04
Expect a temperature in the range 9.1℃ to 9.8℃ with a wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NNE)
Friday, Mar 05
Expect a temperature in the range 8.3℃ to 9.1℃ with a wind speed 6.6 m/sec (ESE)
Saturday, Mar 06
Expect a temperature in the range 7.5℃ to 7.7℃ with a wind speed 5.8 m/sec (ESE)
Sunday, Mar 07
Expect a temperature in the range 7.8℃ to 8℃ with a wind speed 6.9 m/sec (S)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRKWe only list tides for our beach listings.
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